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Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili

"This is the tastiest, easiest chili recipe you'll ever find. I recommend serving it with sliced jalapeno chile peppers and crackers or cornbread."
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1 h 10 m servings 480 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings (6 to 8 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 31.1 g
  • 48%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 26.7 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 1366 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the ground beef and the onion and saute for 10 minutes, or until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain grease, if desired.
  2. Add the ground black pepper, garlic salt, tomato sauce, salsa, chili seasoning mix and kidney beans. Mix well, reduce heat to low and simmer for at least an hour.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Hi, everyone! Gosh, I haven't checked these reviews for years. I'm so glad to see there are so many people loving this recipe. HEY... be sure to enter this chili in contests at work... it WIN...

Most helpful critical review

This was way to tomato-ee & needed cumin to taste like chili -sorry but not a blue ribbon chili for us.

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Hi, everyone! Gosh, I haven't checked these reviews for years. I'm so glad to see there are so many people loving this recipe. HEY... be sure to enter this chili in contests at work... it WIN...

I wish I could give more than 5 stars to this recipe! The chili I've been making for years is my mom's recipe, and it's really more like a thick spaghetti sauce than a chunky chili. I needed ...

HELPFUL TIPS: I halved the recipe because it's just for my husband and 2 toddlers (although one eats like a monster!), and we still had leftovers :) Put the normal amount of onion and black pep...

Wow Deb and thanks for the easiest dang chili recipe I ever made - and with all the ingredients already in the house! I used 1 lb. ground chuck and 1 lb. ground turkey and added 1 can of pinto ...

I made this chili at a recent Chili Cook-off at my church and it won! I was surprised, but then knew I had to write a review and share the news. I made this chili exactly as recipe described. I ...

This chili is wonderful! I was looking for a recipe for chili that would be as good as Wendy's chili, this chili doesn't taste exactly the same, but it is just as good. It is very easy to make, ...

Great recipe and easy. I have also added a little brown sugar and a bottle of beer. I also like spice, so added a dash of cayenne. Then let it simmer for an hour or so.

I have stopped experimenting with chili recipes after trying this one, it tastes a lot like wendy's chili, but better.

We love this recipe. We make this all the time and we even made a big pot of it for our Super Bowl party. We always use a couple cloves of garlic instead of garlic salt because we don't have a...