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DB's Seven Pepper Chili

Rated as 4.95 out of 5 Stars

"I have been working on this chili recipe for years now. I think it's almost there. It is involved but worth the experience. Serve in a bowl topped with cheese or as a dip with corn chips. Enjoy."
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1 h 30 m servings 701
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate. Brush beef tip with barbeque sauce and grill 5 to 8 minutes on a side, or to desired doneness, brushing frequently with sauce. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion and bell, habanero, pepperoncini, serrano, cayenne, pequin and jalapeno peppers until onion is translucent. Stir in cumin, paprika, oregano and chili powder and cook until fragrant. Stir in ground beef and cook until brown. Drain.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce, any remaining barbeque sauce and beans. Cut grilled tip steak into bite sized pieces and stir into chili as well. Continue to cook until thickened and flavors have blended and mixture is thoroughly heated. Thin with water if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 701 calories; 26.6 55.1 59.8 174 1055 Full nutrition

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I found this recipe easy to follow except that I had a difficult time finding a few ingredients. Fresh Cayenne Pepper, Pequin Chile pepper, Serrano Pepper, Other than that this is a great r...

Very good chili, however I had to make a few adjustments based upon pepper availability. I used cayenne powder instead of fresh cayenne; deleted pequin chile pepper and added instead part of a p...

Excellent chili. I used homemade BBQ sauce made with Old Grandad 114 bourbaon for an extra kick!

My husband tried this recipe for our church chili cookoff. He won third place. He tried it again for a work chili cookoff and won third place again. This has been a great recipe for us. We h...

I personally loved this chili recipe. I had a chili cook off in my Family and Consumer Science class and won first place for best taste. I plan on cooking it again at home.

This was delicious and hot. Really meaty, really hot, and really tangy. I think too much barbeque sauce was called for. The recipe called for 1 bottle of barbeque sauce when I think 1/2 a bot...

Everytime I make this I get request for the recipe. Yohoo babe......

This was a great chili recipe. I buy locally and lucked into the last of pepper season. I could not match all of the varieties so I made sure that I matched the quantity. Usually chili really...

This chili is delicious...if you like a zip and snap to your food, then this is for you...chili with a real bite.