This is a wonderful dish for cold winter days that really fills you up! My mother used to make this for my family, and it quickly became a favorite. This isn't your normal 'hot' chili and it's a great change of pace. It's best when served with buttered saltine crackers. This chili also freezes well.

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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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  • Heat the oil in a soup pot set over medium heat. Add the ground beef, garlic, and onion. Cook, stirring to crumble the ground beef, until beef is no longer pink. Drain off any excess grease. Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, beef bouillon, and chili powder. Add the sugar, tomatoes, light and dark kidney beans and potatoes. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

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Nutrition Facts

387.5 calories; 21 g protein; 28.8 g carbohydrates; 54.5 mg cholesterol; 702.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
There is something special about this chili! I just made it tonight and it might be my favorite chili recipe I've ever tried! I followed the directions almost exactly with the exception of substituting Morningstar Farms soy crumbles for the beef and I omitted the beef bouillon to make the chili vegetarian friendly. It was so easy to make and was low maintenance once it was simmering on the stove. The potatoes added such a nice texture and flavor to it and the pinch of nutmeg sugar added just enough complexity to it without making it fall into a Cincinnati category of sweetness. I served it with shredded cheddar cheese and multi-seed flatbread crackers. It will become a staple recipe in my household! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2010
Not when you're in the mood for Chili. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
There is something special about this chili! I just made it tonight and it might be my favorite chili recipe I've ever tried! I followed the directions almost exactly with the exception of substituting Morningstar Farms soy crumbles for the beef and I omitted the beef bouillon to make the chili vegetarian friendly. It was so easy to make and was low maintenance once it was simmering on the stove. The potatoes added such a nice texture and flavor to it and the pinch of nutmeg sugar added just enough complexity to it without making it fall into a Cincinnati category of sweetness. I served it with shredded cheddar cheese and multi-seed flatbread crackers. It will become a staple recipe in my household! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
There is something special about this chili! I just made it tonight and it might be my favorite chili recipe I've ever tried! I followed the directions almost exactly with the exception of substituting Morningstar Farms soy crumbles for the beef and I omitted the beef bouillon to make the chili vegetarian friendly. It was so easy to make and was low maintenance once it was simmering on the stove. The potatoes added such a nice texture and flavor to it and the pinch of nutmeg sugar added just enough complexity to it without making it fall into a Cincinnati category of sweetness. I served it with shredded cheddar cheese and multi-seed flatbread crackers. It will become a staple recipe in my household! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2010
Not when you're in the mood for Chili. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2011
I just tried this recipe and I feel like something was left out - liquid. Once ingredients were drained it turned out looking more like goulash than chili. I decided not to drain the diced tomatoes and after cooking with a lid on for an hour it became moist and delicious! Will definitely make again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2008
This was very good. But don't expect it to taste like regular chili. We ate it with sour cream and cheddar and I only wished that I had made more. The kids and hubby loved it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2010
This is good soup. Very very close to my grandmother's recipe. She used fresh potatoes and diced them but otherwise its the same. They often cooked this in a dutch oven hanging over a fire when they camped. Yum! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
We accidentally bought 1 pound of beef chuck... but not ground. We cut it up into small chunks and it was really good. I liked the texture it added. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2008
Good and filling. everyone liked including the kids. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
tastes great with about a half or full cup of Jameson Irish Whiskey in it as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2011
This is fantastic comfort chili! My family of all ages loves it including babies and toddlers. Instead of plain canned diced tomatoes I use Hunt's Seasoned Diced Tomato Sauce for Chili which really gives the flavor a punch. I also make an enormous batch to freeze and take out as needed because it does defrost with out losing integrity. Read More
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