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Best Ever Chuck Wagon Chili

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"A thick and hearty homemade chili with a kick. If you like a thinner chili, add another can of tomato sauce. Serve topped with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheddar and buttery crackers. You can't stop at just one bowl!"
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 552
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 Servings)

Directions

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  1. In a large pot, cook the ground beef over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain off grease, and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the onions, green pepper and habanero pepper until onions are translucent. Remove from heat. Transfer the onion mixture to the pot with the ground beef, and set the heat to medium.
  3. Add the kidney beans and tomato sauce to the beef mixture, and season with chili powder, salt, garlic salt and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a simmer, and adjust seasonings to taste if necessary. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • You can leave the hot sauce out, and add at the end if you are unsure on how spicy you want it.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 552 calories; 31.8 38.2 30.2 98 1955 Full nutrition

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This turned out great... BUT there should be a warning in the recipe for us beginners- do not slice habanero peppers with your bare hands!! I still can't eat the next morning with my hands- my ...

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This chili is extremely bland. No flavor. Liked the peppers and onions though. We added the spices from Flatlander chili and it was much better. Still needed heat though. Would not make it ...

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This turned out great... BUT there should be a warning in the recipe for us beginners- do not slice habanero peppers with your bare hands!! I still can't eat the next morning with my hands- my ...

I just called my husband to tell him that I couldn't promise there would be any chili left for him for dinner tonight! I did tinker a bit with the recipe, but nothing drastic. I cut the recipe...

Good , basic chili. Since it requires 3 cans of tomato sauce I shouldn't have been surprised that it tasted so 'tomatoey'...but I was. Also, be careful with the habaneros. They are evil hot! Don...

Oh boy, this is like the best chili we've ever had. The only thing I did different is I added some brown sugar to take away some of the tomatoeness, but, I always do that to my tomato based dis...

This chili is extremely bland. No flavor. Liked the peppers and onions though. We added the spices from Flatlander chili and it was much better. Still needed heat though. Would not make it ...

Yum, great recipe. I only used one pound of ground beef and one can of tomato sauce and a can of diced tomatoes, then added some cumin, oregano and a teaspoon of cocoa. I also skipped the haba...

This is a very good recipe. I cooked for football game and people loved it. I added a can of hot rotel tomatoes (drained) to give it an extra kick.

was reeeeally good. i changed it a little by adding 2 cans of tomatoes and i used a jalapeno because i was afraid of the habanero. my husband and my 2 year old both loved it.

I serve this chili every October at our annual pumpkin carving party and it's always a hit. I highly recommend it.