Really enjoyed the unique cumin flavors in the chili. I used Ribeye meat and cooked the onions and peppers in the grease from that. Not the most healthy alteration but it tasted good. I threw in a Habenero pepper too but it was not even mildly spicy. I'll make this again for sure.
Great flavor I modified this recipe just a bit. I used sirloin steak and cut it up trimming as I went. I cut the recipe in half for two reasons. 1) there are only two of us and 2) I wasn't sure if we'd like it. Good news! I love it. I hope the boyfriend does too. I left out the jalapenos (I have these preserved from my garden but the boyfriend doesn't like anything too spicy) and the sun dried tomatoes (just because I didn't have those on hand). I will make this again and I will make it exactly as printed except I will only put a small amount of jalapeno in it as the jalapenos out of my garden are very hot compared to what is in the store. Pros: Loved the combination of flavors
Great Base - Tweak as you see fit... This was my first go at this recipe and it turned out amazing. I spent some time searching for the perfect Chili recipe and I definitely found it with this one. I did make some modifications as I was making it. I used 1.5lbs of Medium Ground beef which I fried up separately to season and ensure there wasn't a lot of fat transferred into the chili. I also used 2 cans of beans and for that 3rd can swapped in a cup of corn for texture and appearance and for the 2 cans of beans used 1 Kidney and 1 Black beans. After cooking for a little bit I found it thickened up very quickly so I poured in a cup and a half of water to loosen things up as it cooks down it finds its way back to a great not-too thick chili. All in all It turned out exceptionally well and it's not overly spicy out of the pot (which my wife enjoys) but I drizzle over some sriracha to kick up the heat. I'll make this again without a doubt and will include some more jalepeno's to spice things up. Thanks again for the great recipe. Pros: Taste Texture Flavor
Excellent recipe! Very hearty perfect for warming up in the cold weather. I put half of it in the freezer I hope it will be as good once it's thawed! Does anyone know if I could replace the bell peppers with something else? I would like to make some for my boyfriend but he's allergic.
Delicious!!! This recipe tastes wonderful! The flavors meshed well together & it didn't turn out too soupy thick or spicy. One suggestion though--to save time try substituting ground turkey for the beef; you won't regret it!
Left overs are even better! I wanted a meatier chili so I used the beef round and also ground turkey. I don't care for red kidney beens so substituted black beans and pinto beans. I also only chopped one good sized yellow onion instead of the three the recipe calls for. This made a lot and I sent leftovers home with people and I've been called by all of them to compliment me on how good the chili tasted the next day! And it made awesome chili burritos chili dogs and chili omelets! Pros: Easy to make easy to make substitutions Cons: Cooks a long time
We made this chili for a chili cook-off contest that we had with a few friends at church. This recipe won hands down!! Awesome chili. I will admit that it does need a bit more meat and we will add that next time we make it. Teresa Justus McKinney TX
This is awesome! I followed the comments and added a bit of extra chili powder along with some crushed red pepper for more heat (used ground beef since that's what I had on hand). Very good texture and taste. Anonymous Wheat Ridge CO
Chili was excellent! I thought it could use a bit more heat so next time I'll be adding some chipotles. Overall I thought the flavor was excellent. The sun dried tomatos lime and cilantro add a wonderful amount on flavor!! Pittsburgh PA
I made this on Superbowl Sunday. I thought it had a really nice flavor but could use a little bit more heat. The guys liked it but said that it didn't have enough meat. Next time I may add an extra half pound of beef to keep them happy. Anonymous Rockville MD
I have made this chili several times and really like it. I do not use the sun dried tomatoes or the lime juice and do use very high quality ancho chili pepper. I only use two onions and have even skipped the beer (but I do think a good dark beer adds flavor). Sabrisisimo! Jen MA
I had high hopes for this recipe but was ulitmately disappointed. I followed the directions but felt it wound up tasting bitter. Maybe it was choice of beer or possibly the sun-dried tomatoes shrug either case if I make it again I ll tweak it for sure. Anonymous
This is my go-to recipe for chili and it always gets raves. I agree that it needs more heat--I have found that putting in the seeds of the jalapeno add quite a bit. Quality chili pepper and good dark beer are also key. I also have made this will bison chuck instead of beef round and prefer the bison. It gives a rich flavor. Personally I like a bean-heavy chili so I don't think it needs more beef but those who tend to like a meaty chili may want to add another 1/2 lb.
This was the first recipe I've tried from EatingWell. Thought the flavors were excellent. A nice change from traditional chili. As with other reviewers I was concerned about the amount of onion (wish they had given the number of cups of onion rather than number of onions...3 large is not the same as 3 small). Had ground beef on hand. Used more than a pound. Would cook for slightly less time when using ground beef. Trying to loose weight in Florida.
Wow. Yes. Make this. I make some substitutions/variations each time but this is always my go-to base recipe. I sub ground bison for beef black beans for kidney beans bagged diced frozen onion for fresh and dried cilantro for fresh. I also included the seeds in the jalapenos a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and cinnamon which I love with red meat and sprang for good beer. I also wanted a higher meat-to-bean ratio so I omitted one can of the beans. Every time we make this my husband and I mean to invite the neighbors over but we keep conveniently "forgetting".
Our family just loves chili & this is a definate favourite.Made it the first time with the beef used some pork when I made it the next time & it was fabulous.It is even better the next day.Browned the meat & all the vegetable & then combined everything in my crock pot great dish when you want to be out & can come home & dinner is ready.Will be making this again & again. Nancy from Ontario
This chili was hearty and delicious. I like recipes that use meat as just flavoring and not the base as this one does. I feel ok buying the grass-fed beef at the local co-op for this because it only takes one pound for a very big pot of chili. Highly recommended!
Great recipe! I substituted 1 lb of extra lean ground beef for white beans only because I didn't have them & I had the beef that needed to be used. I also added 1 more tbs of Chipotle pepper & 1 tsp of red pepper flakes because we LOVE spicy chili. Also ended up adding a bit of tomato paste again due to preference - we prefer our chili thicker.. next time won't add as much water. This recipe was super DELICIOUS! Have much left over & may make one of the cornbread recipes here to accompany our lunch tomorrow! Enjoy!!