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Award Winning Chili

"This delicious chili took 2nd place at our local chili cook-off! Bet you can't eat just one bowl. If it is too thick, add water 1/4 cup at a time until you reach desired consistency. Even better tasting the second day!"
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1 h 30 m servings 373 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 21.7 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 1169 mg
  • 47%

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 pot over medium-low heat, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, carrot, onion, celery, wine, pepper flakes, bell peppers and steak sauce.
  2. While tomato mixture is simmering, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels. Cook beef in bacon drippings until brown; drain. Stir chili seasoning into ground beef.
  3. Stir seasoned beef, cumin and bacon into tomato mixture. Continue to simmer until vegetables are tender and flavors are well blended.
  4. Stir in beans, cilantro and parsley. Heat through and serve.

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I made quite a few changes to this, and boy was it great! If I haven't mentioned an ingredient in this review, it is because I used what was in the original recipe. I used 2 1/2 pounds of lean...

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This is a good recipe if you like a chili that is on the sweeter side. The wife and I do not, therefore it was not for us. Personally, I think that the wine and/or the steak sauce really hurt th...

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I made quite a few changes to this, and boy was it great! If I haven't mentioned an ingredient in this review, it is because I used what was in the original recipe. I used 2 1/2 pounds of lean...

I have made many a chili. All of which I have loved. However, my wife has loved none. This one however was loved by all. I made it last weekend and my wife wants it again this weekend. I used gr...

My husband LOVES chili and I have had a hard time finding a recipe that suited his picky taste. Well this one did it! He and I both really enjoy this chili. It does taste great re-heated. To...

Awesome! My husband and I tried this last night, and we are hooked! I made the following adjustments to fit our tastes/nutritional menu: we substituted 99% fat free ground turkey for the grou...

This is a five-star chili recipe, if there ever was one. We like a meaty chili, so I used 2 pounds of ground beef, instead of the 1.5 pounds called for. Obviously, that required more liquid be...

I made this chili and my usual chili recipe for my son's birthday party. All my guests liked this one better..I have found a new chili recipe! I didn't add celery or carrots. At the advice of...

Easy and darn good! I didn't use the carrots, but definitely used the bacon and may add a bit more next time. The bacon adds a wonderful, smoky base to the chili. Also chopped up a small red-hot...

Definitely a FIVE STAR RECIPE!!! I have made this chili for my family many, many times and it never fails to impress! This is, by far, the best chili recipe I have ever found. We like it spicy s...

This was a good easy chilli recipe. Next time I will leave out the carrots they add a crunch to the chili that it does not need. also, I might add something to give it some heat! this version i...