If you like spicy and hot you will love this. It will make you say 'yum yum'!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the ground beef, onion and bell peppers. Saute for about 5 minutes, or until beef is browned. Drain excess fat.

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  • Add the chili powder, garlic, bay leaf, cumin, chile peppers, tomatoes, tomato sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in the beans and heat through.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 19.5g 39% DV; carbohydrates 26.7g 9% DV; fat 21.4g 33% DV; cholesterol 64.6mg 22% DV; sodium 1105.7mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2004
I did not add the jalapeno's ( HOT hot is not for me). This is a great recipe if you like a not-too-spicy chili. If you are looking for a three alarm chili or one that drains your sinuses this is not it. Without jalapenos it's got just enough spice and "kick" without having to drink 10 glasses of water to cool off. Good flavor good consistency. I've now made it three times and everyone has loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2012
Though this recipe is indeed "easy " it is not as flavorful as many other chili recipes I have had some of which are available at the allrecipes website. It was fine just not as memorable as others. Read More
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401 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 98
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2004
I did not add the jalapeno's ( HOT hot is not for me). This is a great recipe if you like a not-too-spicy chili. If you are looking for a three alarm chili or one that drains your sinuses this is not it. Without jalapenos it's got just enough spice and "kick" without having to drink 10 glasses of water to cool off. Good flavor good consistency. I've now made it three times and everyone has loved it. Read More
(421)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2008
I have tried many different chili recipes and this one is our family's favorite! We did NOT omit the jalapenos and it is not that spicy! My 3-year-old eats it. I adjust nothing and make it as the recipe indicates every time and its fantastic. Leftovers freeze well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Nice easy chili, this is almost the same chili that I grew up on (with the exemption of the jalapenos). I used 1 tbsp of cumin, 1/2 tsp of oregano and 2 cloves of garlic, although it coulda used 3. I seeded the jalapeno and didn't find it that hot, so next time I will just chop up the whole thing and add maybe 3 tbsp. of chili powder (the way mom used to). As with all sauces & chili make sure that you adjust the seasonings before serving. (I am full from all the taste testing, so I had to skip dinner tonight, tomorrows lunch for me). Thanks for the easy recipe Danielle! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2008
I love this chili! I like it thicker and add two cans of tomatoes instead of one two cans of chili beans and two cans of kidney beans. I do not adjust anything else and it turns out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2006
Great chili! Try browning the meat in Guiness it really brings out the flavor in the meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2005
Ahh, finally! I never could get the ingredients correct when doing chili on my own w/out a package. I left out the jalapenos for the kids sakes. I added 3 TBS chili powder, 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 TBS of cumin, 1/2 TBS of oregano, and a can of tomatoes instead of the sauce (only because I didn't have sauce on hand). I also cooked up my own pinto beans because I didn't have any red or pinto canned. Even if I didn't use the recipe to a T it gave me a base from which to build from. I'll make sure and try it the recipe way next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2007
I've never made chili before and searched tons of recipes. Found this one and SO GLAD I DID. I did end up adding more chili powder but that was the only change. I loved that is was spicy but not unbearable. Delicious can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2002
This chili was very tasty and easy but not as spicy as I expected it to be. After browning the meat onion & peppers I transferred to a slow cooker added the rest of the ingredients and cooked for approximately 4 hours on high. Very Good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I have made this Chili once and it was very good! It freezes well! This week I was ill and my children defrosted a freezer bag of this chili for dinner and a neighbor came over to see how I was doing and had a bowl of it with the kids and asked me for the recipe! I did leave out the Bay leaf and the Jalapenos and replaced the diced tomatoes with stewed tomatoes (because I already had a can in the cupboard). I think the next time I make it I will try mixing in some ready made chili spice that i have seen at the store...But that is just the experimenter in me. The recipe is great as is! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2012
Though this recipe is indeed "easy " it is not as flavorful as many other chili recipes I have had some of which are available at the allrecipes website. It was fine just not as memorable as others. Read More
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