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Jamaican Me Crazy Chili


"A Caribbean twist to a great winter-time dish! Sure to get the sinuses flowing!! This can be prepared without meat - just omit the steps with ground beef. Serve this dish by itself or over a bowl of basmati rice."
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45 m servings 225 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 23g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 16.3 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 551 mg
  • 22%

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.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place ground round in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
  2. Coat a large Dutch oven with cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, cook the onion and garlic in olive oil until the onion is tender. Add the yellow pepper, and cook until tender. Season with cumin, paprika, chile powder, sugar, salt, and cloves. Stir in the stewed tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, and cannellini beans. Pour in water to cover. Bring to a boil, then stir in the meat and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in the vinegar and serve hot topped with fresh cilantro.

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YUM!!! I mde this for my husands work, double the recipe and they licked my crockpot clean in about 20 minutes! I took the advice of other reviewers and added jalapenos and serano peppers, slow ...

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This was a good base chili, 'But' The ground Clove was so very stong it was about all we could taste

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YUM!!! I mde this for my husands work, double the recipe and they licked my crockpot clean in about 20 minutes! I took the advice of other reviewers and added jalapenos and serano peppers, slow ...

Look no further for a chili recipe - this is the best! Be sure to use hot paprika because it makes this dish. I add a little extra spice by measuring a heaping tablespoon each of chili powder, c...

This was fantastic! I made it for a party, and I used vegetarian soy crumbles instead of meat. I fooled all the carnivores at the party!

Receipe tasted just like regular chili, except this was sweeter, which was a minus. If it had a little less sweet and a little more hot (cayenne pepper) this would be great!

This chili is really good, although it definitely needed spicing up! I added a minced habanero pepper, which gave it the needed zip. I also used texturized vegetable protein instead of ground ...

I hated chili until I found this recipe. Don't change a thing, it's great the way it is. I have made this chili several times since I found it and it always turns out great. Also it is not a rea...

This is one our favorite chili recipes! I love the balsamic vinegar in it. It's different but oh, so good! I do tend to like more beans then meat so I usually throw in and extra can of bean...

I love this recipe- so good with the balsamic vinegar!

Awesome chili. Made it as written. A sweet heat, and it is good over rice.