Rating: 4.25 stars
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The best chili you will ever taste. Perfect for a fall day of football-watchin' fun! Garnish servings with sour cream, scallions, and Manchego cheese.

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10 mins
1 hr 2 mins
1 hr 12 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place bacon in a large pot over medium-high heat; cook until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion; reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Increase heat to medium-high and add ground beef to the pot; cook and stir until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper; cook for 1 minute.

  • Pour diced tomatoes, apple cider, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce into the pot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until flavors combine, about 30 minutes.

  • Stir pinto beans into the pot. Simmer, uncovered, until beans are heated through, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Smoked Spanish paprika and fire-roasted crushed tomatoes can be found in most good specialty or gourmet food stores.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 27.1g; carbohydrates 18.3g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 82.7mg; sodium 896mg. Full Nutrition