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Ultimate Beef Chili

January/February 1999, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Offer garnishes, such as reduced-fat sour cream and grated Cheddar cheese (about 1 tablespoon each per person), chopped scallions and chopped fresh tomatoes. Serve with warmed corn tortillas and a green salad topped with orange slices.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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...
Ultimate Beef Chili

21 Reviews for Ultimate Beef Chili

03/20/2012
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!

Easy to make, easy to make substitutions
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11/02/2011
Anonymous
Real Chili does not contain beans

Real chili does not have lots of ingredients. Meat, chiles, and beer are the key ingredients. All the other ingredients are superfluous.

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

You must be from Texas! Us

You must be from Texas! Us Coloradans like both beans and meat in our chili! It's just a regional thing. Expand your horizons and try something new! Besides, adding beans is an economical way to add to the meal!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Some people think that real

Some people think that real chili only has beans and no meat. It usually depends on where you're from.

Next time try making the recipe and commenting on the actual recipe inside of just stating your opinion about what constitutes real chili.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

Glad I don't have to eat your

Glad I don't have to eat your chili.

12/10/2009

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!!

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11/29/2009

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

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11/29/2009

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!

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