This is one of the most filling and hearty chili recipes you could ever make.

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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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  • Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Saute onions and bell pepper until tender. Add garlic, ground beef and stew meat and cook until the meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes.

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  • Add the tomatoes, beef broth and kidney beans to the stockpot, cover and bring to a boil. Let the mixture boil for 4 to 5 minutes then stir in the chili powder, Italian seasoning, salt and brown sugar. Simmer uncovered for about 2 hours, or until the chili thickens and beans are tender.

Nutrition Facts

311.1 calories; protein 19.7g 39% DV; carbohydrates 32.2g 10% DV; fat 12.8g 20% DV; cholesterol 32.4mg 11% DV; sodium 640.5mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2003
Flavor was great. However if using dry beans make sure to soak them overnight before adding them or they will still be hard after you're done cooking (The recipe didn't say to do that). My husband raved about it - after I figured out that I needed to soak the beans first that is;) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2014
This was good although not terribly memorable as far as chilis go. Admittedly I didn't add the stew beef (I used only ground beef) but I don't think that would have altered the flavor profile substantially just the texture. I'd make it again but I also plan to keep experimenting and searching. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2003
Flavor was great. However if using dry beans make sure to soak them overnight before adding them or they will still be hard after you're done cooking (The recipe didn't say to do that). My husband raved about it - after I figured out that I needed to soak the beans first that is;) Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2004
We love this chili and have received rave reviews from friends and family. I substituted the kidney beans for pinto beans and added some cumin. This chili is very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2009
I want to say this is a really great recipe but I made alot of changes to it. First I used a lb of ground turkey in place of the 1/2 lb of ground beef. I also added a sizable amount of chili powder and cumin left out the italian seasoning and added a package of chili seasoning. I left out the beef broth I think it would have made it too soupy. I also used canned kidney beans. With all of these alterations the recipe was awesome my fiance and I both loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2008
Very Good Extremely Hardy. Did use canned beans instead of the dry. Would make again and just tweek to my families taste buds Thank You Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2007
For me it took about 3 hours for the stewing steak to be melt-in-the-mouth tender. I also added way more fresh minced garlic. I don't recommend cooking it uncovered - mine was covered and I still ended up having to add some tomato juice so it didn't dry out. Anyway this is good stuff. Thanks Shawn and Jeff! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2010
I really enjoyed the flavor of this chili! It was mild enough the kids enjoyed it but not bland. I did omit the pepper due to family preference. I think this will be my "go-to" chili recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2007
Wow.. This is one of the best chili recipe!:) My husband and I loved it. I couldn't find dried kidney beans so I used a can of kidney beans instead. It turned out to be very good. Thank you for sharing this recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2009
This was wonderful!!!! I used buffalo stew meat and regular ground beef. I also added a can of tomato paste to help thicken it up but those are the only changes I made and it wasn't too soupy and was seasoned perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2010
I liked this a lot and so did my family. I cut way down on the chili powder for my toddlers sake and added some onion powder garlic salt and a bit more italian seasoning than it called for. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2014
This was good although not terribly memorable as far as chilis go. Admittedly I didn't add the stew beef (I used only ground beef) but I don't think that would have altered the flavor profile substantially just the texture. I'd make it again but I also plan to keep experimenting and searching. Read More