Some of the most satisfying chili around is the most basic: a beef and tomato base with a little heat from chiles to create excitement. This recipe calls for a combination of fresh and dried chiles to infuse the dish with an incredible depth of flavor. Avocado and tortilla chips temper the spice.
The dried chiles, oregano, and cumin can be replaced with 1/2 cup chili powder. Skip step 1, add powder to onion mixture, and cook for 1 minute.
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Rating: 5 stars
I have been making this chili for at least 10 years. I might get around Halloween and it's known as my Halloween from scratch chili. It is always awesome no matter what little changes I make. I make two batches one with beans, which Texas chili doesn't have, and one without because some people like beans. This is a great idea for families or groups with trick-or-treating kids. When they are done everybody can come back at 8 this wonderful chili. We like and a couple intimate Fritos and sliced avocado
Rating: 5 stars
I’ve never liked beans, just one of the kid things I never grew out of completely: so I never liked chili. I mean I loved chili - the smell is always amazing, and have had variations of chili but not real chili and loved it. I love sauces and spices and it always bummed me out that I couldn’t get myself to eat it because I couldn’t get past the beans. This is my chili recipe now and forever.
This is wonderful! I will definitely make this again, and soon. It's especially good on a cold winter day. It's also great for making a Frito pie - pour chili over Fritos, and add cheese.
For those of you wanting to add beans: you may end up with chili, but it won't be Texas Red. True Texas Red never, ever, ever has beans in it.
tasty, but I wouldn't make again - still looking for "perfect" chili! I'd never made chili with anything but ground beef, and I really liked the diced chuck. It cooked up very tender. I did add some pintos and thickened it with a little masa as it was pretty soupy, even after 3 hours.
Wonderful nuances and layers of flavor from the different peppers. We resisted the urge to add beans. Very flavorful, highly recommend.
This is very delicious! Next time, however, I will also add some kidney beans. I think it could use the balance. We added some extra sharp cheddar and that was a nice touch, too.