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Bob's Little Known, Less Cared About Chili

Rated as 4.81 out of 5 Stars
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"Savory, smoky, easy-to-make chili. Sometimes I add a can of corn, too. Maybe have some sweet corn bread muffins with honey on the side. You could use black beans, pinto beans, pink beans, or small red beans in place of the kidney beans."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 516
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook bacon and onion together in a large pot over medium heat until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef, garlic and cumin to the pot; cook and stir until the beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir kidney beans, diced tomatoes, water, chili powder, liquid smoke, salt, black pepper, and hot pepper sauce into the beef mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until thick, about 1 hour. Skim excess grease if desired.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Use more or less water to thin or thicken chili.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 516 calories; 21.2 44.7 37.4 82 1102 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

2-22-2016 ~Know what Hubs said with one thumb up, the other holding onto his spoon, and his mouth full of chili? “Best chili I’ve ever had! I want you to make it again, exactly the same way...

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Bob's Little Known Less Cared About Chili Haiku: "This should've been great, but there was too much cumin. I will make again!" Bob's chili was pretty good, but 1 TB of cumin (and we really like ...

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2-22-2016 ~Know what Hubs said with one thumb up, the other holding onto his spoon, and his mouth full of chili? “Best chili I’ve ever had! I want you to make it again, exactly the same way...

We've made this twice, once following the instructions completely and once skipping the bacon and liquid smoke. I'm in the minority who prefers it without the bacon/smoke flavour but my bacon-lo...

Bob's Little Known Less Cared About Chili Haiku: "This should've been great, but there was too much cumin. I will make again!" Bob's chili was pretty good, but 1 TB of cumin (and we really like ...

I've made this twice now. The first time, I followed the recipe exaclty, and it's simply the BEST chili I've ever tasted. I used Old El Paso Chilli Powder (the only chili seasoning you can eas...

This was fantastic! My husband has said at least a dozen times how delicious it was. My picky kids went back for seconds. Easy and satisfying. I used an entire package of thick cut bacon sinc...

This is the first time I have made a Chili I LOVED, I never order it out I am always disappointed. I followed another readers suggestion and subbed the water for bottled Guinness. I was a little...

5 stars, for those of you who like to tinker with a recipe and then grade it, don't. Cook it as written and you will not be disappointed.

It was the best chili I ever made. I followed the recipe close enough but not exactly. I added a short tablespoon of cayenne pepper instead of hot sauce and garlic powder instead of cloves. ...

I don’t write many recipe reviews, but I must say this chili is amazing! I’ve tried many chili recipes in the past, but those days are over! This is the only one I need in the future. I made ...