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Habanero Hellfire Chili


"Tasty chili whose name says it all! Note: Whole Anaheim peppers are not widely available; this ingredient is optional, and you can use hot pepper sauce instead."
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2 h servings 595 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Place bacon in a large soup pot. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain excess grease, leaving enough to coat bottom of pot Remove bacon, drain on paper towels and chop.
  2. Brown beef and pork in pot over medium high heat. When meat is browned, stir in the bell pepper, onion, jalapeno peppers, habanero peppers, Anaheim peppers, garlic, cumin, red pepper flakes, chili powder, bouillon, crushed tomatoes, whole tomatoes, beer, tomato paste, chile paste and water.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans and bacon and continue simmering for another 30 minutes.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 595 calories; 31.9 g fat; 47.9 g carbohydrates; 34.9 g protein; 91 mg cholesterol; 1575 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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First of all, 'OMG AWESOME' Recipe! I followed all of the ingredients exactly, but added a tbsp of garlic salt near the end, as my tastebuds like salt! I will be making this recipe from now on...

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I make chili A LOT, and thought I might have hit the jackpot with this recipe. Sorry, I had high hopes, but my family was "so so" about it. They told me to stick with the one I make.

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First of all, 'OMG AWESOME' Recipe! I followed all of the ingredients exactly, but added a tbsp of garlic salt near the end, as my tastebuds like salt! I will be making this recipe from now on...

It's been awhile since I have made this. This is quite hot using habanero's but if your even attempting this recipe hot is obviously what your looking for. The flavor is excellent just the way i...

Thanks for this recipe. I just won 1st place in a chili cook-off out of 14 contestants! I used the exact recipe, just added a tbsp of salt. For those who have never heard of chili paste, I fo...

Very very good! It is hot of course but the taste is fantastic and yes, its easy to make. It is MUCH better after sitting in the fridge a day or two! After sitting it also does not seem as hot s...

i'm a vegetarian, so i had to change some of this up, obviously. to any vegetarians browsing chili recipies, i say try this out. what i did was instead of ground beef and pork, i simply used 2...

I was short by half the Anaheim peppers called for, but otherwise followed the ingredients exactly. I pureed the tomatoes and peppers for a smooth chili, and the texture turned out just perfect...

Turned out really good. Obviously "hot" is relative since some people like really spicy foods and others don't. If you don't like spicy food, obviously find a different recipe. If you do, it's f...

Yum-O! I made this last night and can't wait to have some more today. The only adjustments I made were adding half a bag of roasted corn from Trader Joe's & more garlic. Used the roasted toma...

This was the best chili I have ever made. If you don't like VERY spicy foods, just reduce the ammount of peppers involved in the original recipe. Delicious!!