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
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Directions

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  • 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

284.4 calories; protein 20.7g 41% DV; carbohydrates 19.3g 6% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 61.8mg 21% DV; sodium 337.6mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
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.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2006
Easy to make but very bland. I will not make this again. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
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.) Read More
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2008
very nice added a can of baked beans and extra chilly as i like it hot Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2003
This is by far the best chile con carne I have ever tasted. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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: ) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2006
Easy to make but very bland. I will not make this again. Read More
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