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Darn Good Chili


"Best chili concoction this side of the Rio Grande! Not for the faint of heart."
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2 h servings 384 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.1g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 964 mg
  • 39%

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. In a large saucepan or stockpot, cook ground beef, onion and red pepper until beef is browned. Drain off excess fat.
  2. Stir in the chili powder, garlic, bay leaf, diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, salsa and taco sauce. Lower heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans just before serving and heat through.

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Awesome chili recipe - DH would eat this every night! I make it in the slow cooker & it works just fine (I cook & drain the beef first, but that's it). I've made this many times for groups, an...

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I made this just like the recipe said. It wasn't even close to tasting like chili. Plastic & cheap.

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Awesome chili recipe - DH would eat this every night! I make it in the slow cooker & it works just fine (I cook & drain the beef first, but that's it). I've made this many times for groups, an...

For years my mother has made the same old chili. After I made this chili for her, she wanted the recipe and says she'll never go back to her old recipe! Spicy and easy to make!!

Once again I entered this recipe in my companies Chili cook off and took 1st place for the 3rd year in a row. I am always asked for the recipe.

This is a great chili recipe. I had to add about 1 cup water to get the right consistency for my family. Will be using this recipe many more times in the future. Absolutely fabulous.

This chili is the perfect level of spicy for most palates if you use medium salsa and medium taco sauce. Tobasco or other seasoning can be added to individual servings for those who like it even...

Great recipe. Made a few adjustments to suit my family's taste. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and I only added 2 TBSP of chili powder rather than 3. We had my father-in-law over...

this recipe is excellent, and almost exactly my recipe however I add a can of quebec maple beans and a slice of cooked crumbled bacon to the recipe. I use chili powder and just a teaspoon of ho...

It's a cool -27 degrees here today (not even exaggerating) and what better than that perfect chili. Found this recipe and wow! My husband and I loved it! Will make again and again.

Very tasty chili! All of my family and friends liked it. I used a larger can of tomatoes (28 oz) and it was still very good. Add or remove ingredients, as you like. I'm sure that I will make...