This recipe is something I will whip together on nights when spaghetti just won't cut it, but time is a commodity worth more than gold. There are only two in my family, but that just means plenty of yummy leftovers. Serve this chili with cheese on top and a thick slice of homemade sourdough bread and you've got a winner. The measurements are approximations since I'm more of a shake and dab type of cook, but this is generally right. This gives more kick than you might think, so be lenient with the pepper flakes if you are serving kids!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground beef, and cook until evenly browned. Stir occasionally to crumble. Season the beef with chili powder, onion flakes, cumin, paprika, garlic and red pepper flakes, and mix well.

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  • Pour in the tomatoes, chili beans, and tomato sauce. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for at least 30 minutes, or longer for thicker chili. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

320.5 calories; 34.3 g protein; 33.2 g carbohydrates; 74.6 mg cholesterol; 1386.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2010
I thought this chili was amazing! It's very simplistic and basic which makes it easy to add ingredients to your liking. I added 2 cubes of beef bouillon a whole onion in place of the flakes 2 chopped carrots 1 T of yellow mustard and 1 can each of kidney and black beans. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2011
Down & Dirty Garlic Chili Haiku: "Needs more of something. The title is misleading. Maybe more beans too?" I agree w/ another reviewer that despite the recipe's cute title it doesn't call for any more garlic than any other chili recipe that I've made. I also didn't find it to be spicy at all and I even used fire roasted garlic diced tomatoes. The only thing that I changed was swapping onion flakes for diced onion that I sauteed w/ the beef. It's a nice basic chili that in my opinion needs a better ratio of beef to beans more garlic (to suit its title) and more heat. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2010
I thought this chili was amazing! It's very simplistic and basic which makes it easy to add ingredients to your liking. I added 2 cubes of beef bouillon a whole onion in place of the flakes 2 chopped carrots 1 T of yellow mustard and 1 can each of kidney and black beans. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2010
I thought this chili was amazing! It's very simplistic and basic which makes it easy to add ingredients to your liking. I added 2 cubes of beef bouillon a whole onion in place of the flakes 2 chopped carrots 1 T of yellow mustard and 1 can each of kidney and black beans. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. I think the recipe name is a bit misleading though; I don't think there is any more garlic in this than in any other chili I've made (maybe even less in fact). Having said that this chili has great flavor. I followed the recipe but also added a can of sliced mushrooms and some water (with a cube of bouillon) as we like our chili with a bit more liquid. Served it topped with shredded cheddar and pickled jalapenos. Thank you:) Read More
(8)
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Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2011
Down & Dirty Garlic Chili Haiku: "Needs more of something. The title is misleading. Maybe more beans too?" I agree w/ another reviewer that despite the recipe's cute title it doesn't call for any more garlic than any other chili recipe that I've made. I also didn't find it to be spicy at all and I even used fire roasted garlic diced tomatoes. The only thing that I changed was swapping onion flakes for diced onion that I sauteed w/ the beef. It's a nice basic chili that in my opinion needs a better ratio of beef to beans more garlic (to suit its title) and more heat. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2004
This got good reviews at our house and is a good thing to whip up when you're short on prep time. But it's basically just a regular chili -- all the garlic gets overwhelmed by the chili powder. And if you want to control the heat worry about the red pepper flakes AND the chili powder; two tablespoons gives it quite a kick and was too spicy for some of my family. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2012
Very easy and delicious! However the name is very misleading. I upped the garlic to 4 gloves and still couldn't taste it. All in all it was a good recipe that will be added to our rotation. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2009
I rate this one 4 because I had to make a few changes but overall this was a good and quick chili recipe! I ended up chopping up a small onion and adding for a little more flavor. I also filled the diced tomato can 1/2 way with water and added otherwise it was WAY too think. I added some pickled jalapeno's for a little more heat and a tsp of mustard (it gives chili AMAZING flavor). I will definitely use the recipe as a base recipe from now on though so thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2004
Not bad but missing something. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2010
This is a good basic Chili recipe to add your own flair too. I read a few reviews that said this was really spicy but we didn't think it was spicy at all! I ended up adding hot sauce and pickled jalapenos to give it some kick. I'll probably use this again but will definitely doctor it up a little bit more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2008
My husband and I love this dish and it is SUPER easy to make. It is in our regular round of dishes. Read More
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