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Rating: 4.49 stars
105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

This chili is so easy to make and is so good! Trust me. To make a double batch, double everything except the meat and onion. Use 1 can each of pinto and kidney beans, that is how I normally make it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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 saucepan over medium-high heat, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, chili powder, cumin, cayenne and garlic. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

452 calories; protein 30.1g; carbohydrates 54.2g; fat 13.3g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 524.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (86)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2002
Very good, simple chili with just basic ingredients. Our family of five devoured it and needed more. I recommend doubling it as she suggests, but use all kidney beans... yum! Read More
(29)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2007
It wasn't flavorful enough- felt more like a tomato sauce than a chili. Read More
(4)
105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2002
Very good, simple chili with just basic ingredients. Our family of five devoured it and needed more. I recommend doubling it as she suggests, but use all kidney beans... yum! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
I doubled the recipe, but instead of 2 cans of tomato sauce, I used 1 can tomato sauce and 1 can of petite diced tomatoes. I also used 2 cans of Kidney beans instead of pintos, because that it what I had in the pantry. Delicious! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
This is better than my mom's chili. Its quick simple and absolutely delicious. My husband raved about this. Read More
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2007
So very easy and tasty. I ended up adding more of all of the spices. It was a tad bit on the tomato side even with 1.4 lbs. of meat. Topped with green onions and shredded cheese. Oh and I threw in half a can of diced green chiles that I needed to use. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2002
Really delicious and so simple to make. Quick and easy! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2002
I made this recipe with the Homesteader Cornbread recipe from this site. It was VERY good. I doubled the recipe as suggested, and was surprised at how spicy it was. Next time I'll cut back on the spices a bit so the kids can enjoy it, too! Thanks for a great, and very easy, recipe. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2007
I started with this basic recipe but since I don't much care for tomatoes I halved the diced tomatoes and doubled everything else with both pinto and kidney beans as suggested. It came out pefectly for me! I liked the good flavor but limited number of ingredients because some of the chili recipes I found were way too complicated. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2010
This is a nice basic chili. I used a tad more crushed tomatoes and doubled the garlic. It went very well wish mashed potatoes. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
use frozen onion green peppers for ease. Serve with corny corn bread Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2007
It wasn't flavorful enough- felt more like a tomato sauce than a chili. Read More
(4)