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No Beans About It - Chili

Rated as 4.22 out of 5 Stars

"My husband won't eat beans but LOVES chili, so I had to come up with this variation on an old favorite. Instead, it contains lots of canned tomatoes and onion. This is great served over rice with some shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Ground turkey may be substituted for ground beef."
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1 h 15 m servings 226
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Crumble the ground beef into a stock pot or large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook stirring frequently until beef is evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.
  2. Season with chili powder, oregano, cumin and hot sauce. Stir in the tomatoes and vinegar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 1 hour - or longer if you have time. Stir occasionally to prevent burning on the bottom.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 226 calories; 12.7 14.7 15.4 46 265 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

My husband refuses to eat beans. He loved this chili. I used worcester sauce instead of red wine vinegar the first time and liked it better.

Most helpful critical review

Almost double the spices are needed and unless you like vinegar please omit the red wine vinegar, it's too overpowering.

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My husband refuses to eat beans. He loved this chili. I used worcester sauce instead of red wine vinegar the first time and liked it better.

My son's preschool has an annual "hot dogs with dad supper." The only thing left on the sign up sheet was a crock pot of chili so I thought I'd better test this out before I subjected all of th...

I'm kicking Hormel chili out the door! Home-made, healthy (no bugs or odds & ends to worry about down at the chili plant! ew!!) and my family really LOVED Frito-chili night. SO FAST & EASY TO ...

This is really good chili for my family. I have to feed 8 differant people with 8 differant tastes and sets of allergies every day, and(after I substituted shallots for the garlic) even the pick...

I Love It! I substituted diced and whole tomatoes for the crushed tomatoes and mashed them with a potato masher and used 1/4 tsp of garlic powder instead of fresh garlic and it turned out great ...

This chili turned out delicious! I didn't add the red wine vinegar and substituted it for 1/8 cup worcestershire sauce. I also added garlic salt, salt, and pepper. I used 1 1/2 lbs of meat becau...

My family liked the chili, I am from Ohio and we don't believe that beans belong in I wanted to try your recipe. The only thing we noticed was that it had a bit too much vinegar in i...

Great recipe. Lots of flavor. My kids hate beans so this was perfect for them. I did add some additional seasonings but this was a great start.

Can't stand beans. This was excellent!