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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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  • 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; 14.03 g fat; 61.86 mg cholesterol; 337.62 mg sodium. Full Nutrition


Reviews (42)

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Most helpful positive review

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)

Most helpful critical review

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
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)
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
(46)
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.
(33)
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).
(20)
03/08/2008
very nice added a can of baked beans and extra chilly as i like it hot
(11)
01/26/2003
This is by far the best chile con carne I have ever tasted.
(10)
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
(10)
01/27/2011
Excellent. One of "The" best Chili's ever made. I make this recipe at least 2 times a month. You can freeze it or leave it as leftovers. It is very savory hearty just the right amount of spiciness. Not too liquidly or too chunky. I add a little more tomatoes and some chives ( which I understand most people would not like in theirs though). A must have for your recipe box viva la chili.
(8)
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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