A fairly simple and quick chili recipe!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the beef in a skillet over medium heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain grease.

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  • In a large pot, mix the beans, corn, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. In a food processor, finely chop the jalapenos, habanero, onion, and garlic. Mix into the pot. Mix in the cooked beef. Stir in masa flour. Season with cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt, black pepper, and sugar. Cook 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 15.5g 31% DV; carbohydrates 18.7g 6% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 37.2mg 12% DV; sodium 664.6mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2007
I won a Chili Cook-Off at my office with this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2008
I made this recipe exactly as written. (Well to be precise the package of ground beef I used was 2.01 lb.) The beef used was 90% lean the beans were light red kidney beans and the black pepper was freshly ground. I also opted for the habanero and the sugar. I cooked the chili for only 45 minutes (the low end of the range given in the recipe) because I was really hungry. This was also the first time I'd ever cooked with both masa harina flour and a fresh habanero. I thought this chili was okay but I guess I'll only give it a 3-star rating because the competition is fierce in the chili-recipe world. Corn is not a common ingredient in chili and though I like corn in general I would've rather it hadn't been in this chili. On the other hand the masa harina made the chili somewhat thick which is a plus in my book since I hate watery chili. The chili had a somewhat undesirable sweetness to it so if I make this again I wouldn't add the "2 tsp. white sugar" after all. Lastly I used my new electric chopper (not quite a full-fledged food processor) for the first time and with only a few "pulse"s the vegetables were pretty finely chopped. Next time I would chop or mince the veggies by hand since I prefer chili to have a little chunkiness to it vegetable-wise. In summary this chili was decent pretty meaty and fairly hot with the added habanero. I think I will make another batch of this since I have the other half of the red onion left and with the changes mentioned Read More
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103 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2007
I won a Chili Cook-Off at my office with this recipe! Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2007
This is the BEST chili recipe I've ever made or tasted! Perfect amount of spice. Thanks. For anyone out their looking for a good chili recipe this is the one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2006
This was the spiciest yummiest chili ever! It was very easy to make and not time consuming at all. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/02/2008
I made this recipe exactly as written. (Well to be precise the package of ground beef I used was 2.01 lb.) The beef used was 90% lean the beans were light red kidney beans and the black pepper was freshly ground. I also opted for the habanero and the sugar. I cooked the chili for only 45 minutes (the low end of the range given in the recipe) because I was really hungry. This was also the first time I'd ever cooked with both masa harina flour and a fresh habanero. I thought this chili was okay but I guess I'll only give it a 3-star rating because the competition is fierce in the chili-recipe world. Corn is not a common ingredient in chili and though I like corn in general I would've rather it hadn't been in this chili. On the other hand the masa harina made the chili somewhat thick which is a plus in my book since I hate watery chili. The chili had a somewhat undesirable sweetness to it so if I make this again I wouldn't add the "2 tsp. white sugar" after all. Lastly I used my new electric chopper (not quite a full-fledged food processor) for the first time and with only a few "pulse"s the vegetables were pretty finely chopped. Next time I would chop or mince the veggies by hand since I prefer chili to have a little chunkiness to it vegetable-wise. In summary this chili was decent pretty meaty and fairly hot with the added habanero. I think I will make another batch of this since I have the other half of the red onion left and with the changes mentioned Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2006
My recipe so of course I love it. But seriously it's a really good and easy chili to make! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2008
I scaled this recipe to 8 servings. Used 1/2 lb ground sausage in place of 1/2 pound of ground beef. I followed the recipe as stated except for the jalapeno or habanero peppers. I was concerned to would be too spicy for some of the kids eating dinner with us. I did serve the peppers on the side for those to add to their bowls. I felt the chili was very thick. I kept adding water every 15 minutes to try and thin the sauce some. Next time I may add an additional can of tomato sauce. It definitely had some heat even without the peppers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2008
This was delicious! I had to tweak it a bit for the ingredients I had on hand. I used 1 can kidney beans and 1 can black beans. I only used 3 tbsp of chili powder. I used a yellow onion instead of red. I cut out the flour and peppers. I used garlic powder instead of whole garlic and frozen corn instead of canned. Also I added 1 can of stewed tomatoes because I am a tomato freak. It turned out so perfect! This is my new go to chili recipe. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2007
I had to scale this recipe up to feed 30 people. It was probably THE BEST chili I have ever eaten. And for sure the best I've ever made. This recipe is a KEEPER!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2008
allways looking for a good spicy chili recipe I've found one. thankyou Read More
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