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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 Recipe

21 Reviews for Ultimate Beef Chili

11/19/2009
Anonymous

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".

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11/13/2009
Anonymous

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.

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09/27/2009
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.

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09/22/2009
Anonymous

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

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09/22/2009
Anonymous

Good base recipe. I substitue low fat ground beef or turkey, 6 jalepenos and a 2-3 serranos peppers. I also use fresh tomatoes rather than canned tomatoes.

Jen, Portland, OR

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