This recipe will feed a crowd! Serve with grated cheese, sour cream, salsa, and chopped onion.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place meat in freezer until slightly frozen. Cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes.

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meat until it turns gray. Stir in onions and garlic. Cook until onions are tender, about 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Cut up canned tomatoes, reserving juice; combine in a 6 quart cooking pot with tomato sauce, beer, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cumin, brown sugar, beef base, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Bring to a slow boil over high heat. Add meat mixture, and reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours.

  • Mix in pinto beans. Simmer for 1/2 hour longer. Taste, and adjust seasonings if desired.

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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

391.1 calories; 24.8 g protein; 22.9 g carbohydrates; 80.8 mg cholesterol; 1617.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Wow! The salt measurement is way too excessive! I had to boil 2 potatoes in it to try to remove it.Once I got the salt falvor reduced I found that the chili has a wonderful flavor and is very full bodied without being excessively hot.I added an extra 14.5ounce can of stewed tomatoes and I used Moose Drool Beer. I will make this again however I will ELIMINATE THE 1 TABLESPOON OF SALT. The beef bouillon adds more than enough. Too bad I didn't read the other reviews first! About 5 out of 30 people said this was way too salty. The potato idea works for those of you who forget to read the reviews first! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
I didn't like it neither did my family. Read More
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134 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 94
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Wow! The salt measurement is way too excessive! I had to boil 2 potatoes in it to try to remove it.Once I got the salt falvor reduced I found that the chili has a wonderful flavor and is very full bodied without being excessively hot.I added an extra 14.5ounce can of stewed tomatoes and I used Moose Drool Beer. I will make this again however I will ELIMINATE THE 1 TABLESPOON OF SALT. The beef bouillon adds more than enough. Too bad I didn't read the other reviews first! About 5 out of 30 people said this was way too salty. The potato idea works for those of you who forget to read the reviews first! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2011
I doubled the garlic used a dark lager and only used a pinch of salt. I didn't have pinto beans but I did have organic black beans so I used those. This was tasty--very beefy. This was quite easy which I appreciated after the day I had. I basically sauteed the veggies and meat and threw everything in the crockpot all day just to save on time and energy. Close to my favorite chili--I think it could use a can of tomato paste but quite good. My husband remarked this would be great in chili dip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
I scaled this recipe up the 36 for my fraternity. It was fun to cook (I would recommend adding a potpourri of hot peppers for flavor and color) and it was a huge hit! I served it with rice and with Fritos for dipping. This was the third AllRecipes.com chili recipe I tried and it blew the other two away. Be careful with the salt though all that beef bouillon creeps up on you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2005
Count me among the fans of this recipe. Even before the two to three hours of simmering this stuff was irresistable! I put a large spoonful in a bowl to "test" it and ended up eating 2 1/2 bowls in nothing flat. I did use hamburger instead of beef chuck and left out the tablespoon of salt. Indeed the salt factor was perfect without additional salt. I enjoy experimenting with chili recipes and this is one of the best ever! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
I didn't like it neither did my family. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/14/2003
This recipe didn't work for me at all. It was so salty that I had to add everything in my cabinet to dilute it and then it was just a big disappointment. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
YUM!! I used ground beef and one extra can of tomatoes. It was absolutely delicious. Even our 4 year old liked it althoug a bit spicy for her. This will be our superbowl chili!! Cindums Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Excellent flavor! I made this with moose meat and turned it into Navajo Tacos. My family and friends loved it. A great hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2011
No wonder this has such fabulous reviews -its delicious!! We were hungry for chili and didn't want to go to the store for my normal cheater chili mix so decided to try it from scratch. Who knew? Only switch was a can of beef broth for the boullion what I had on hand. We enjoyed this over tortilla chips with all the toppings as a super nacho supper. Thanks Christine and Jim!! Read More
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