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Melanie's Chili

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 452
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 452 calories; 13.3 54.2 30.1 46 524 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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!

Most helpful critical review

It wasn't flavorful enough- felt more like a tomato sauce than a chili.

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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!

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 w...

This is better than my mom's chili. Its quick, simple, and absolutely delicious. My husband raved about this.

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 th...

Really delicious and so simple to make. Quick and easy!

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 p...

This is a nice, basic chili. I used a tad more crushed tomatoes, and doubled the garlic. It went very well wish mashed potatoes.

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 th...

This is the perfect recipe, without alot of fussy ingredients! I skip the cayenne, and also add a can of Ranch Style Beans for the pinto beans, and yummy!!!