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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 2 mins
total:
1 hr 12 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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 54% DV; carbohydrates 18.3g 6% DV; fat 15.9g 25% DV; cholesterol 82.7mg 28% DV; sodium 896mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2016
This may be the best chili I've ever eaten. The cider and tomato add a brightness and flavor that really compliments the bacon. We did use kielbasa to replace half the ground beef and it worked so well with the other flavors. I could have eaten the whole pot in one sitting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2016
This may be the best chili I've ever eaten. The cider and tomato add a brightness and flavor that really compliments the bacon. We did use kielbasa to replace half the ground beef and it worked so well with the other flavors. I could have eaten the whole pot in one sitting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2018
This is an amazing chili recipe. A Read More
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