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This easy Crock-Pot chili recipe is courtesy of comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, January Winter 2009



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  • danielgullion
    28 FEB, 2016
    This is a good recipe. I used it as a base model and modified. 2 lbs stew meat, coated in flour, salt, pepper, paprika. Browned and added to the pot. Then one pound ground beef and a half pound of a left over pork chop, diced. 1 tsp New Mexico chili powder, a dash of cayenne, 1 tsp smoke chipotle in adobo, 1 tablespoon smoked paprika plus 1 tablespoon paprika. 1/2 tsp dry oregano and 1 tablespoon fresh Mexican oregano. Added green and red pepper. 2/3rd of habenaro. Awesome spicy smoky steak chil
    • inbox41
      11 NOV, 2017
      Now that's a nice hot chili and... I loved it! The only thing I changed was the number of ingredients, but that has nothing to do with fact that this recipe was absolutely delicious. (I just like to keep cost, and total time down, lol.) However, I do show how I always simplify truly great recipes, like this one, ------------------(_(_(_(__down to just 5 truly essential ingredients!__)_)_) _)------------------on my recipe blog.-----------------------(_(_(_(__to check out how I do that, please feel free to go to __)_)_) _)----------------------
  • hjmund
    18 JAN, 2016
    This chili was awesome. I used a jalapeno instead of a habanero as there were no habaneros at Whole Foods. I used the same amount of spices as prescribed in the recipe and the spice level was perfect. I think a little spicier with a habanero could have worked too. It had a good chili consistency. My boyfriend loved it! Thanks Jimmy for a yummy chili recipe and for always making me smile!
  • MS11584728
    13 JUL, 2015
    You should be able to feel your lips when you eat right? This recipe is stupid-spicy. Half the chili powder is probably sufficient. Also suggest cutting meat back a 1/2 pound and adding a can of black beans and a cup of corn. Beer made it too watery; added tomato paste. [Sorry ya but this recipe needs some love.]
    • MS10292335
      3 SEP, 2015
      We didn't find it spicy at all. The second time I made it I went with a whole habanero rather than a half and it had a nice heat.
  • Krizzle
    16 DEC, 2013
    I made this last night. I ended up using 2 lbs of ground beef and about 4 1/2 cups of cooked pinto beans. I didn't have habenero so I used 3 small chipotles (in adobo). I am happy with the way the chili turned out. It's just a tiny bit spicy and it has a nice flavor. It's a bit on the soupy side, perhaps if I cooked it longer it would have thickened more. I personally like soupy chili, so I'm cool with it. I am excited to try it again tonight as chili always tastes better the next day!
  • Rebecca P
    9 NOV, 2013
    Really good but REALLY beefy. And we are meat-lovers, but wow, LOTS of beef. Next time we are going to half the beef. We also doubled the beans.
  • Chrissy Lynn
    6 NOV, 2013
    I make this chili a few times a year, love it! Though I prefer to add more veggies (pepper, corn, and celery). This time I also tried a mix of ground beef, ground chicken, and ground pork.
  • Barbara R
    31 OCT, 2013
    I made this chili recipe for our company halloween chili cookoff competition and I won first place. I used one jalapeno instead of a habanero since I didn't want it to be too hot. It was really good and the whole crock pot was eaten.
  • pamash
    8 MAY, 2013
    This is the best chili recipe I've ever made. I don't always have beer around so I add a little more water. Still comes out spicy good. I also cook it on the stove, not in a crock pot.
  • azamie
    4 JAN, 2013
    THE VERY BEST CHILI RECIPE!!! I've been making this chili since I watched Jimmy make it on the Martha Stewart show right before he started hosting Late Night w/Jimmy Fallon and it has been my family's favorite ever since. I've tried numerous chili recipes over the years and none compare to this one. I have made a few adjustments to our liking and they are: Only use 2 lbs hamburger Substitute the habanero chili with a JalapeƱo pepper Add 1 can chili beans Thank you so much Jimmy & Martha!
  • john the koi man
    24 AUG, 2012
    Kinda thin.....needs more tomatoes

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