51 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 24
  • 5 Rating Star 17
  • 3 Rating Star 8
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 2 Rating Star 1

Ground beef and kidney beans are seasoned with garlic, oregano, cumin, and chili powder to make a chili that's packed with flavor.

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
stand:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, combine onion, garlic, and tomato paste. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

  • Stir in butter until melted. Stir in flour, oregano, cumin, chili powder, tomatoes and beef. Cook uncovered for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Stir in the beans and cook for another 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

284.53 calories; 20.72 g protein; 19.31 g carbohydrates; 5.91 g dietary-fiber; 3.09 g sugars; 14.03 g fat; 6.24 g saturated-fat; 61.86 mg cholesterol; 439.91 IU vitamin-a-iu; 6.77 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.28 mg vitamin-b6; 8.62 mg vitamin-c; 21.26 mcg folate; 65.06 mg calcium; 3.62 mg iron; 24.53 mg magnesium; 363.61 mg potassium; 337.62 mg sodium; 0.17 mg thiamin; 126.25 calories-from-fat; 26 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 44 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 28 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 19 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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RVILLARIN
11/25/2002
This is one of the best recipes I've ever tasted. My husband made this. The only thing is that it was a little dry so we added a small can of tomato sauce. To make it a little spicier we added some cayanne pepper. Otherwise this is the best. My husband said that this recipe is a keeper! (And coming from him it's a big compliment.)
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
11/03/2006
Easy to make but very bland. I will not make this again.
(6)
51 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 24
  • 5 Rating Star 17
  • 3 Rating Star 8
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 2 Rating Star 1
RVILLARIN
11/25/2002
This is one of the best recipes I've ever tasted. My husband made this. The only thing is that it was a little dry so we added a small can of tomato sauce. To make it a little spicier we added some cayanne pepper. Otherwise this is the best. My husband said that this recipe is a keeper! (And coming from him it's a big compliment.)
(53)
Jacquelyn Phillips
12/20/2006
This is a great base recipe. To it I always add green pepper red pepper jalapeno and a little salsa. I also double the cumin and chili powder. Overall an excellent base and good thick chili
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Anonymous
10/16/2002
This chilli is really really easy to make. I thought it was a bit strange that you don't brown the meat before everything else but it made the ground beef less chunky this way. The flavor isn't too strong like some chilli's are and my roommate loved it! Don't count on it feeding 6 people. More like three.
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Sabina
10/08/2008
Excellent base chili recipe; if you follow it word for word I could see how some would say this dish was bland but with a little creativity you ve got a winner. I added green & red bell peppers corn salsa diced tomatoes with green chilies poblano pepper and some Tabasco sauce. Next time I do make this I m going to omit the whole tomatoes and just double up on diced tomatoes maybe pop in some jalapenos too (to make it have a little more kick).
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Anonymous
03/08/2008
very nice added a can of baked beans and extra chilly as i like it hot
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Anonymous
08/07/2004
there is NO way to miss this one. Fast easy good and tastes even better when reheated.I added mushrooms and will add even more vegetables next time. (maybe a bit more chili powder as well) Thank you anonymous
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Anonymous
01/26/2003
This is by far the best chile con carne I have ever tasted.
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Anonymous
09/20/2010
While making this my partner and I thought it lacked a bit of oomph so we added a can of corn kernels and a jar of salsa. With these additions we reckon its a 5 star recipe and will be making it often! Thanks for a great base recipe!
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Anonymous
10/19/2010
Really great recipe for beginners. This was the first time I made chili and this recipe was simple to follow pretty quick and tasty. I definitely had to play with the measurements in order to get the desired flavor but the recipe provides a great base for flavors. Great recipe: )
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