Easy chili with beans can be made as mild or spicy as desired. It's even better the next day.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large stock pot lightly brown ground beef, and drain if needed.

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  • Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent.

  • Add tomatoes, diced tomatoes with chile peppers, tomato sauce, water, kidney beans, pinto beans, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes and then serve.

Nutrition Facts

489 calories; protein 25.6g 51% DV; carbohydrates 26.9g 9% DV; fat 31.3g 48% DV; cholesterol 96.5mg 32% DV; sodium 1909.4mg 76% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (428)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2007
I've made this recipe about a dozen times and I love it! The only thing I'd recommend is washing the canned beans in a colander to reduce the extra sodium in the canned juice. Otherwise the chili tastes too salty. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/23/2003
This was horrible chili. Will not make again. Read More
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539 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 397
  • 4 star values: 125
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2007
I've made this recipe about a dozen times and I love it! The only thing I'd recommend is washing the canned beans in a colander to reduce the extra sodium in the canned juice. Otherwise the chili tastes too salty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2008
I'm giving this a "solid" 4 of 5 stars. I tweaked it just a bit using a pound of ground chuck and about 3/4 to 4/5 pound of mild italian sausage. Cut back on the salt a bit "just 'cause" and used a little stock rather than the water to give it a little "slow-cooked" flavor. I've had it on the stove for about a 1/2 hour and it's already respectable. I'm expecting good things with a little time for the flavors to "meld." Will definitely keep this recipe around especially for quick-fix chili cravings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2003
This chili is awesome! My boyfriend and I have made it at least 5 times because we always get a craving for it. I've also made it in the crock pot and it turns out very well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
This chili was FABULOUS!!!! I made a couple of changes by using a cup of dark beer instead of the water and for one of the cans of diced tomatoes I used a can of Rotel "chili fixins" diced tomatoes. Topped with some sour cream and cheese and atop white rice this was the best! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2008
Excellent quick chili recipe. I used 1 can of beef broth in place of the water and crushed red pepper flakes instead of hot pepper sauce and all kidney beans since that's what was in cupboard. Will definitely be my NEW chili recipe! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
It was sooo good! The best chili I have ever made. I modified it a little replacing beer for the water and adding a little cinnamon cocoa powder and red ground pepper. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
I used this recipe as a base for the ingredients I had on hand, different tomato products and beans. I added a can of tomato paste - as it seemed a bit soupier than I like. A winner with the kids too! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/23/2003
This was horrible chili. Will not make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2008
I've made this multiple times. I almost always made a triple batch in my stock pot and freeze portions for lunches for next week or so. You can easily double the chili powder for more spice or even puree a few jalapeno peppers with the tomato sauce when you add it. Read More
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