34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A thick, meaty chili with a little kick. This killer recipe is easy although has a bit of extra prep because of all the meats in it. You can adjust the heat temperature based on how much fresh habanero you add.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Place the bacon in a large pot, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. In the same pot, stir in the ground beef, sausage, and beef stew meat. Cook and stir until the ground meat is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and set meat aside in a bowl. Discard any excess grease.

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  • Reduce heat to medium, then stir the onion, garlic, celery, habanero pepper, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper into the same large pot; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce and cumin, then add the beef and sausage mixture, bacon, and chicken. Stir in the diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, pinto beans, and butter beans. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

409 calories; 21.3 g total fat; 76 mg cholesterol; 1344 mg sodium. 26.4 g carbohydrates; 26.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2009
For chili lovers in the mood to try something different this recipe is just the thing. It cooks up nice and thick and I liked that the meat didn't upstage the beans. Becuase the only spice (apart from salt & pepper) is the cumin all the meats were enhanced without being overpowered -- nice! And the habanero provided just the right amount of kick. This dish was very popular when I served it tonight and went great with the garlic bread I made to sop up the broth. This recipe's definitely a keeper for me. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/02/2012
There is no seasoning in this chili? Very bland as written. I have never seen a chili recipe without at least chili powder in it? Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2009
For chili lovers in the mood to try something different this recipe is just the thing. It cooks up nice and thick and I liked that the meat didn't upstage the beans. Becuase the only spice (apart from salt & pepper) is the cumin all the meats were enhanced without being overpowered -- nice! And the habanero provided just the right amount of kick. This dish was very popular when I served it tonight and went great with the garlic bread I made to sop up the broth. This recipe's definitely a keeper for me. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
my finikie family that wasnt crazy about chili likes this recipe. also forgot the chicken but next time I will add. The other tip I added some extra tomato sauce and used a poblano pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2010
Great chili recipe. Giving 4 stars only because it needed a lot more kick - I used a whole habenero plus a jalepeno and will add additional hot peppers next time. I also upped the garlic to 6 cloves used 1 tbsp cumin and added a dash of cayenne. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
Absolutely the best chili I've ever had. You can taste the different beans and meats instead of everything tasting the same. This is our new chili recipe; all others are out! Thanks for an excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2011
this made me myself it was so hot! but overall this dish was awesome just like the celtics Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2010
Great chili. Very unique. Every bite was a surprise with what kind of meat you'll get. The blend of beans this chili uses really sets it apart. I thought it could have used a little more spices though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2010
I made this for a family get together and it was a HUGE hit! My husband liked it so much he took it to a work party and everyone was asking for the recipe! I love that you can taste all the different ingredients. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2010
...got to give this five stars...used lots of habanero peppers...didn't use the cooked chicken because i didn't have/forgot...better the next day and the next...everyone i shared this with loved the taste...thanks... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
Delicious! And very colorful! I made this for my husband (who makes two of the best chilies ever) and he loved it! I did cook it for 4 hours to make sure the stew meat was tender. It's an easy recipe even for a 'not so good cook' as myself! I made it on Fri and we had it for dinner on Sat. Great recipe! Read More
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