Beef Chili with Beans

This chili with beans and meat recipe is a favorite in our house, and can be seasoned to taste to create a mildly flavored dish or one that is extra hot for those who enjoy some additional spice. As is, this chili is not too spicy but has just enough kick and the ingredients that go into it, give it teriffic depth of flavor.

(4.7, 233) 91% would make again

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Yield: 8 Ready in 45 minutes

Cuisine: American   Main Ingredient: Ground Beef


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Actually used as base and tweeked it and changed a little and have won chili competitions. Check out barleys bar in council bluffs ia facebook and see. Good chili
hoppens82 , 7 months ago
deathcabforashy , 9 months ago
Both the wife and I really enjoyed this recipe. I see it being the basis for me to use (and possibly evolve) for many years to come.
Sembazuru , 10 months ago
Great balance of ingredients. Love the bell peppers!
Tmac123 , 11 months ago
Very good. :)
valturnbull , 11 months ago
Very good! I used ground turkey added a hint of white and brown sugars. We ate over rice and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. Will definatley make this again!
mogriff1 , 11 months ago
liked the addition of cumin and coriander in this familiar recipe
TMcR , 12 months ago
Fantastic and easyrecipe to make. I used orange and yellow pepers instead but everything else I did as in the recipie. Put in a little extra chillie powder and red pepper flakes for an extra kick.
savannahchase , 12 months ago
Perfect recipe, not complicated and I love that it has the spices that I usually like to add separately to any chili. Great recipe for any level of cooking experience too.
kellyjeanbean , 12 months ago
Big hit at my house! I did have to cut a little off its kick for the kids.
17mom , 1 years ago
jo3710 , 1 years ago
Has to say it's surprisingly bland and the peppers gaved it too much asic. Would not do for again.
Tatertotter , 1 years ago
My tweaks were ground turkey instead of beef, pintos instead of kidney beans, and omitted cayenne and red chilies. It had a nice sweet flavor. Such an awesome base that it tasted great WHILE it was cooking. I can't wait to taste it in a day or two!!! I will definitely make it again
jo3710 , 1 years ago
My daughter says that I'm a good "recipe follower". I rarely make changes to a recipe. This is my Go-To Chili recipe as written...just the right heat for everyone, even my "put hot sauce on everything" son-in-law.
Susan47 , 1 years ago
Made this whn temps were -35?. Everybody loved it and raved about how. Great it was!!
annabecker14811 , 1 years ago
Excellent recipe! I made a meatier variation with lean stew meat, beef sausage, lean ground beef and bacon. Also, substituted can of black beans for kidney beans. Very flavorful.
Surfcow , 1 years ago
Tweaked the spices a little bit, extra tablespoon of chili powder and doubled up on the pepper flakes and cayenne then and added a small can of bushes baked beans. This recipe is delicious.
danwblevinator , 1 years ago
Great! I tripled the recipe for a large crowd and it was a huge hit. The only thing I would have changed, is I wish I had made it the day give the flavors time to meld even more.
MammaRaz , 1 years ago
Men like chilli and this made all My men very happy, I did add black beans too.
Tiptop , 1 years ago
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