Usually, I just hate when people review recipes when they haven't followed them in the least, and instead they are really just posting their own recipe in a "review". However, when it comes to chili, sometimes that's what you have to do. It's just one of those dishes where anything can go into it, and you have room to play.
I was looking for a mild crowd pleasing chili for a family that I'm bringing a meal to, and they have kids, so I knew it couldn't be a spicy chili. I saw this one and it looked like it fit the bill, so decided to try it. Like other reviewers, I didn't have any tomato juice, so I used canned diced tomatoes in place of the juice. And if you sub out the juice, then you need to add some salt to the mix. I also added one finely chopped jalepeno pepper for some kick, and instead of the pinto beans, I added two cans of mild chili beans. Other than that, I followed the recipe. Even with the jalepeno, it's quite mild. I think it's missing something, but it could be because I used the canned tomatoes instead of the tomato juice? So, I can't really rate it fairly because of that, but it is good. I wouldn't put a "wow" anywhere in the description, but you definitely can't go wrong with this, so at least you won't get any "yucks" either. Next time I'll try it exactly as written, juice and all.
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Usually, I just hate when people review recipes when they haven't followed them in the least,...