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Prepping for game day or seeking warmth on a cool day? Give my chili recipe a whirl—it’s everything a classic beef chili should be and more.

Chili in bowl with beer and tortilla chips.

This chili recipe is my tried-and-true favorite—to me, it’s the very best version of a classic ground beef chili. Hearty and brimming with deep flavors, it delivers just the right spicy kick to chase away the chill. Whether paired with fluffy cornbread, spooned over cilantro lime rice, or served with crunchy tortilla chips for scooping, this chili never fails to please. It’s perfect for game days, casual get-togethers, or just a comforting meal on a cold day. Plus, it freezes beautifully, so consider making a double batch to stash some away for another day.

“We’re Texans and love your chili! It is so well flavored without being hot…Thank you for another great recipe!”


Chili Recipe Ingredients

Chili ingredients including beef broth, molasses, and a lime.

  • Ground Beef: Provides the hearty meaty base for the chili. Opt for 85% lean; the fat enriches the meat, enhancing the dish’s overall flavor and texture. And don’t stress about the fat—post-cooking, it’s easy to skim off any excess.
  • Baking Soda: Helps tenderize the beef by locking in moisture, making it more succulent. Also accelerates browning, resulting in a more flavorful, tender chili.
  • Onion, Garlic, Red Bell Pepper: Forms the aromatic base of the chili.
  • Spices and Herbs (ancho chile powder, chipotle chile powder, ground cumin, oregano, ground coriander, smoked paprika, cinnamon): Gives the chili its distinctive flavor and heat.
  • Cornmeal: Acts as a thickening agent.
  • Beef Broth: Provides liquid and enhances the beefy flavor of the chili.
  • Crushed Tomatoes and Tomato Paste: Adds a rich tomato flavor and contributes to the chili’s thick texture.
  • Molasses: Offers a touch of sweetness to balance the heat and spices.
  • Lime Juice: Adds a hint of acidity and brightness to the chili’s flavor profile.
  • Jump to the printable recipe for precise measurements

Step-by-Step Instructions

Begin by combining the ground beef, salt, baking soda, and water in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix until evenly combined. Let the beef mixture sit for 20 minutes. The baking soda raises the pH of the meat, helping to lock in moisture and accelerate browning.

Meanwhile, chop the veggies. I use a food processor to speed this up, but it’s fine to chop by hand too.

In a large pot over medium heat, heat the oil and add the onions, garlic, and red pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes.

Add the beef and increase the heat to high. Cook, stirring with wooden spoon to break up the meat, until the beef is browned, 10 to 12 minutes.

The beef will release a lot of fat and liquid — do not drain it; you’ll skim the fat off at the end. Add the ancho chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, oregano, coriander, smoked paprika, and cinnamon (if using).

Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, until well combined and fragrant. Add the cornmeal, beef broth, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and molasses (if using).

Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 2 hours. Skim any excess fat off of the surface of the chili — there will be quite a bit.

Stir in the lime juice, then taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Serve with accompaniments and enjoy!

Chili in bowl with beer and tortilla chips.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add beans to this chili?

Yes, you can absolutely add beans to your chili if you like them. Common choices are kidney beans, pinto beans, or black beans. Simply rinse and drain canned beans before adding them to the chili during the last half hour of cooking. Beans not only add a hearty texture but also increase the fiber content of your chili, making it even more filling and nutritious.

How spicy is this chili?

This recipe has a medium spice level. You can easily adjust the spiciness of the chili to suit your preference. If you like it milder, reduce the amount of chipotle chili powder. To make it spicier, add cayenne pepper or add hot sauce to taste.

Can chili be made ahead of time?

Absolutely! Chili actually tastes better the next day as the flavors have had time to meld. You can make a big batch, store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, and reheat it when you’re ready to enjoy.

Can chili be frozen?

Yes, chili freezes beautifully. Store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Before serving, defrost it in the refrigerator overnight.

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The Ultimate Chili Recipe

Prepping for game day or seeking warmth on a cool day? Give my chili recipe a whirl—it’s everything a classic beef chili should be and more.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Total Time: 3 Hours


  • 2.5 pounds 85% lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion (or 2 small), minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional, for a sweeter chili)
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon molasses, such as Grandma's Original (optional, for a sweeter chili)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, from 1 lime

For Serving (optional)

  • Cilantro, lime wedges, sour cream, cheese, scallions


  1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, salt, baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of water. Using your hands, mix until evenly combined. Let the beef mixture sit on the counter for 20 minutes.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the onions, garlic, and red pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the beef and increase the heat to high; cook, stirring with wooden spoon to break the meat into ¼-inch pieces, until the beef is browned, 10 to 12 minutes. (The beef will release a lot of liquid -- do not drain it; you'll skim the fat off at the end.)
  3. Add the ancho chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, oregano, coriander, smoked paprika, and cinnamon (if using); cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, until well combined and fragrant.
  4. Stir in the cornmeal, broth, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and molasses (if using); bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  5. Skim any excess fat off the surface of the chili. (There will be quite a bit; don't worry about getting all of it, as it adds flavor.) Stir in the lime juice, then taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. For a thinner chili, you can add a bit of water. To thicken the chili, continue simmering, uncovered, until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Make Ahead: Cool slightly, and then refrigerate uncovered until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  7. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The chili can be frozen for up to 3 months. Before serving, defrost it in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat it on the stovetop over medium heat until hot.

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Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Calories: 655
  • Fat: 44 g
  • Saturated fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 39 g
  • Sodium: 1711 mg
  • Cholesterol: 134 mg

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Edamam.com. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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  • I have so enjoyed using your baking recipes Jenn! I just tried my first supper recipe with your Ultimate Chili recipe and it was awesome❣️We all loved the flavor of spices and the level of sweetness. It will be new go to Chili recipe for sure. I added a handful of frozen niblet corn and threw in a few black beans – loved it! Thank you 💕

    • — Katie Kyle on February 2, 2024
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  • Exceptional chili packed with an amazing amount of flavor! I added the cinnamon and so happy I did! My husband was questioning why I was using 2.5 pounds of beef and now he’s grateful that I did! Amazing!

    • — Tammie Farley on January 24, 2024
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  • Hi Jenn: I love your recipes, always follow them to the letter and have consistently great results. Getting ready to try this chili and am wondering if you can give me a better idea of how many cups is in 1 large onion. Google results say anywhere from 1 1/2 to 3 cups. Thanks!

    • — Bernadette on January 19, 2024
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    • So glad you like the recipes! I’d guesstimate you’ll get about 1 1/2 to 2 cups from a large onion. Don’t worry too much about the measurement. As long as you’re using a large (or 2 small) onion(s), you’ll be fine. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on January 19, 2024
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  • This is just the best chili ever! That hint of cinnamon and molasses balance out the wonderful seasonings. The splash of lime wakes it all up to freshness. Wonderful. Thank you, sweet Jenn.♥️

    • — Mimi on January 18, 2024
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  • Made this recipe recently for a small party and everyone loved it. It really is the ultimate chili!!

    • — Laura on January 15, 2024
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  • This is the best chili recipes I’ve ever made. Usually, following other recipes, my beef tastes dry and lacks flavor. With yours everything was so tender and delicious. Threw in a can of white beans with the broth, tomatoes, etc and it was perfect!

    • — Erin on January 7, 2024
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  • Tried this today and it was “simply the best” chili I’ve ever tasted! Coming from an Arizonite it’s meant to be a sincere compliment.🤠

    • — Jeani P on January 7, 2024
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  • This is a fantastic recipe! Thanks again for another winner. I have never been disappointed with any recipe from this site. I consider myself a pretty good cook – you make me better!

    • — Kathryn on January 7, 2024
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  • The best chili I’ve ever made! Baking soda added to the ground beef is genius—making the meat much better! Also unusual for me was addition of corn meal, molasses and all the different spices. This chili and Lowcountry Boil were big hits with our extended family day after Thanksgiving. Thanks Jenn💕

    • — Lowcountry Mom on January 3, 2024
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  • I’m surprised by all the positive comments. I like a lot of the recipes on this sit but this surely isn’t one of them. I used Penzy spices but all I could taste was tomato. If you want to make this I would suggest you use something other than CRUSHED tomatoes. I think diced or whole would have been much better. I’m guessing she tweaked another chili recipe so she could call it her own and substituted crushed tomatoes for another kind but it just doesn’t work here. Cooking Light (gosh I miss that magazine) has an All American Chili with about the same spices but is MUCH, MUCH better.

    • — jan on December 31, 2023
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  • This is such good chili! My husband hates beans in his chili so I tried this one. It’s delicious and easy to make. I’m definitely making it again soon.

    • — Karen on December 29, 2023
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  • Made for a chilli cook off and based off the comments I for sure thought we would win. Made it exactly as the recipe called and transferred into a crock pot for the remainder of time and for the contest. By the time it came to judging the liquid was completely absorbed and was thick mush. Came in 2nd last place :/ Is there something I should do differently when using a crock pot. I’m not giving up and want to try this same recipe next year for my chili cook off redemption.

    • — Amanda on December 21, 2023
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    • Hi Amanda, I’m sorry you had a problem with this and came in second to last! I’m surprised that the liquid was absorbed in your crockpot. I don’t have any experience using one, but I thought that, if anything, they tend to make things more liquidy. If you try this again, maybe cook it entirely in a standard pot and then transfer it to a crockpot just for the contest/judging. Also, you could reduce the cornmeal (which serves as a thickener) to 1 tablespoon. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on December 21, 2023
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      • Please, is there a way to make this recipe in an instant pot?

        • — Rita on February 24, 2024
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        • Hi Rita, I don’t have an instant pot but another reader used one and said the following: I followed everything but just sautéd and boiled in the instant pot and used the chili setting, which is 30 minutes on high. I used natural release for 10 minutes. Hope you find her guidance useful and enjoy the chili!

          • — Jenn on February 26, 2024
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          • Thank you so much. That’s very helpful! I’ll try it.

            • — Rita Echols on March 6, 2024
  • Best chili- delish!!! We love beans so the only change I make is adding one can kidney & one can black beans. My boys eat it up!!!! Your recipes are always amazing, flavorful & easy to follow. Thank you ❤️

    • — Heather W on December 17, 2023
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  • I had to make an adjustment, used 3 Tbsp chipotle chili powder (did not have ancho). Added a Corona beer and tsp sugar as I’m a wimp with heat now, so needed to tame the heat level.
    My husband must have beans in his chili, so added 1 can dark kidney beans and 1 can white beans (limited bean choices in France).
    By far the best chili recipe I’ve ever used, and I did taste before making my additions. In my younger years the recipe as written would have been perfect!
    Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!

    • — Debbie on December 16, 2023
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  • Love this chili. I’ve made it several times and it’s always the first thing gone at a party. I made it exactly to the recipe with the addition of tri-color kidney beans. The cinnamon, molasses, smoked paprika and chipotle chili powder are crucial to its unique flavor.

    • — Amy on December 16, 2023
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  • Excellent chili! Everything I make from this website is excellent! I added 2 cans of kidney beans because that is chili to me and there was also so much liquid that the beans filled the pot and it was perfect. Will definetly be making this again.

    • — Mary Ann on December 10, 2023
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  • Fantastic chili! When I need a good recipe for something, I always come and see what Jen has to offer. So many of her recipes are on repeat in my house. THIS is sooooo good. I only added 2 tsp. of the chipotle chili powder, because the one I have is scorching hot. I just added an extra tsp. of the adobo instead. I added a jalapeno, sans seeds, to the onion/pepper mixture. I also used Muir Glen Fire Roasted tomatoes, smoked paprika, molasses and cinnamon (it doesn’t make the chili sweet, just gives it dimension of flavor). It has such a wonderful smokiness. Lastly, I added two cans of drained & rinsed kidney beans and one can of cannelini, because I like beans in my chili.

    • — Michele on December 7, 2023
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  • I made the chili for a small crowd tonight and it was a hit with everyone! I doubled the recipe (cooked the meat and veggies in two separate pots first and combined it) and added two cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed, and one can of white beans, drained and rinsed, because I didn’t have enough meat. I’ll definitely make this again in the future.

    • — Miranda on December 7, 2023
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  • Wow. This is a proper chili. Worth every step, every spice. Add the cinnamon and molasses. It won’t be too sweet but it does add a depth of flavor. This chili packs some heat that I turned down with sour cream in my own bowl, though everyone else said it wasn’t too hot and I was the wimp. I only added one can of beans. Two would probably work better. I actually made this in a cast-iron pan and transferred to crockpot to cook on low for 3 hours. I love ground beef to be really tender. Having said all this, I don’t like chili in general. I made this recipe for my family and it is so flippin good, I will gladly make it again.

    • — Joanna on December 5, 2023
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  • Made this tonight for dinner and it was absolutely incredible! The depth of flavor was unparalleled and now I understand how others placed or won using this recipe in a cook-off. Another winner!

    • — Jane Chinnaswamy on December 3, 2023
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  • Hi !!
    Wondering if I can substitute brown sugar for molasses. How much? Or not at all?

    • — Linda K on November 28, 2023
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    • Yes, that would work. You can also just omit the molasses.

      • — Jenn on November 28, 2023
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  • Made this for a gathering at the weekend and it went down a storm, absolutely delicious and easy to make. Everyone loved it!

    • — Yvonne D on November 27, 2023
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  • I made this very good. Easy to make. Great flavors.

    • — Tom Manns on November 27, 2023
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  • I made this chili this afternoon and it was terrible. It had a very weird “fluffy” consistency to it and no “bite” when chewing it. I don’t know if I made a mistake or if the recipe is at fault. I suspect the cause may be the baking soda on the meat browning step. Perhaps I used too much. Aside from the consistency, the flavor can best be described as “off” and didn’t taste like a traditional chili. We will not be making this recipe again.

    • — Jeff on November 26, 2023
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  • This makes an excellent chili. I especially appreciate the tip about baking soda in the ground beef. Because chili is a forgiving, highly personalizable (is that a word), I passed on the cinnamon, and added two cans of black beans packed with with jalapeños, 2-3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, and a couple diced (and deseeded) jalapeños.

    • — Robert Ashton on November 22, 2023
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  • Hi what kind of cornmeal do i need im in the uk,so not used to using/buying cornmeal..Theres stone ground medium grind or course on amazon ? Thanks

    • — Katie on November 20, 2023
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    • Hi Katie, I’d get the stone ground or medium grind. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on November 21, 2023
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  • I’ve been to 2 grocery stores and can’t find ancho chili. Any suggestions on what to substitute? I don’t want the chili too spicy as I’m hoping my young grandchildren will eat it. Apologies if this question has already been asked and answered. I love your recipes and cookbooks as I find them so dependable!

    • — Linda S on November 13, 2023
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    • Hi Linda, sorry you had a hard time finding it. You can just replace it with regular chili powder. Hope everyone enjoys!

      • — Jenn on November 14, 2023
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  • I made this chili following the recipe for a halftime chili cook off. I did add chili beans. It took 2nd out of 12 entries! I was very pleased with how the chili tasted. It was the best I’ve ever had. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • — Maureen on November 13, 2023
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  • I made this chili for dinner last night, and it is truly fantastic!

    For those asking if you can make it in the slow cooker, you absolutely can because I did and it turned out great.

    I sauteed the vegetables, meat and spices per the recipe instructions, then added all of that along with everything else into my slow cooker. It ended up cooking on low for about 10 hours, though I think it would’ve been good to go after about 7-8 hours on low. I did end up doing the last half hour on high with the lid off to reduce some of the liquid, so probably next time I’d cut the broth back by at least half a cup or so.

    But it was delicious! I made it mostly as written, except I used three full pounds of ground beef instead of 2.5 lbs then scaled up the seasonings a tiny bit to go along with that. I also did add one 15oz can of drained and rinsed small red beans, which we loved. I did not use the optional molasses or cinnamon, and we were very happy with the resultant spice level and flavor profile. I would say that if you’re sensitive to spicy heat, I would probably find a mild chili powder and use that in place of the ancho and chipotle chili powders rather than to omit chili powder entirely.

    This one’s a winner! We’re having it again later this week as a topping for baked potatoes, and I’m already excited for that dinner, too. Thanks, Jenn!

    • — Heather on November 13, 2023
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  • Made this for a family gathering today and everyone said it was a winner. Left off the Chipotle chili powder as it was expensive. Only had a bit leftover for my lunch tomorrow. Added some canned pintos at the end. Thanks for another great recipe.

    • — Stacey Goldfarb on November 12, 2023
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  • Hi, Jen!
    I’ve made this easy chili several times as is. Sometimes I substitute Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chilies for the tomatoes. This recipe has become my standby for easy chili! It never fails to please.
    As an aside, your Texas Beef Chili is my favorite of all the chilis I’ve made in over 50 years of cooking!!
    Thanks again!

    • — Marvin Fairbank on November 8, 2023
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  • Best chili ever. Followed the directions exactly including a couple ingredients I would never imagined in chili. Delicious.

    • — TL on November 6, 2023
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  • We absolutely loved your chili recipe. We will definitely make it again. I used Rotel Hot diced tomatoes with Habaneros for added spice. Thank you again.

    • — Dan Brooks on November 6, 2023
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  • I made your chili again yesterday from a printed copy of the recipe I had. When I tried to look it up on your site using the name on it — Best Ground Beef Chili — I found that you’d changed the name! Now it’s The Ultimate Chili Recipe! Anyway it came out fantastic – even better than the last time I made it! I did mix the ground beef with two links of hot Italian sausage. I’m sure that helped. Thanks for the recipe! It’s great!

    • — Vicky on November 5, 2023
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  • Made this today for 1/2 time Bears game tomorrow . Turned out FANTASTIC!! Instead of chipotle powder I used the sauce from a can of chipotle peppers. Everyone keeps coming in to ‘sample’ it!
    Thanks for posting the recipe👍👍

    • — Francine Guerrieri on November 4, 2023
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  • Absolutely fantastic chili! Best ever!! Nights here in Moab, Utah, are now below freezing so what better way to warm a chilly night than with chili! My husband is not a fan of beans in his chili (as I are most assuredly are) so, I served his chili on rice and I simply added chili beans to my bowl. I did add the cinnamon and molasses as you suggested – great flavor add. A hearty squeeze of lime (also your recommendation) really makes this chili shine and pique with flavor. As I love to utilize my dried summer herbs in soups and stews, I topped our bowls with cilantro and chives. So good, I’ll make it again and again! Thanks!

    • — Bonnie Bloeser on November 3, 2023
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  • It was a hit. I had 2 ears of fresh corn which I cut off of the cob and added, otherwise I would have made it as written.
    Cooked it on Wednesday, cooled it in the fridge, removed 3/4 of the fat from the top and served it on Thursday. Added some Queso Fresco cheese and sour cream to each bowl. So good.
    I will likely be making it again as the weather gets colder.
    Thanks Jenn

    • — Helene on November 2, 2023
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  • LOVE this recipe!!
    Made it and it tasted sooooo good!
    I made one minor change to it, hope you don’t mind….
    I call it Jim’s Best Chili recipe. 🙂
    Whatcha think?? Pretty good name? Fits it well, i think!
    Thank you Jenn!

    • — Jim Lampe on November 2, 2023
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    • 🤣 Works for me!

      • — Jenn on November 3, 2023
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  • Could you use substitute beef chunks instead of ground beef? My husband asked!

    • — Dawn Kennedy on November 2, 2023
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    • Hi Dawn, if you’d like to use chunks of meat, I’d recommend this recipe instead. Hope you enjoy if you make it!

      • — Jenn on November 2, 2023
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  • Have you ever adapted your lovely recipe for the crock pot?

    • — Wendy Farkas on November 2, 2023
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    • Hi Wendy, I haven’t but I think it will work. I’d love to hear how it turns out if you try it!

      • — Jenn on November 2, 2023
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      • Hi Jenn: I was excited to make this today to take to our Grandkids.
        We ended up having to go to a Celebration of Life service so I put it in my
        Crock pot on low. We were gone for 4 hours. I have been cooling it and will
        put it in the refrigerator to cool overnight and make it easier to take the fat
        off. I did add a can of drained kidney beans at the end I don’t know if the longer
        time made it runnier but maybe it will thicken as it cools? If it doesn’t
        thicken should I add more cornmeal? Thanks Jenn

        • — Janess Landell on November 4, 2023
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        • Hi Janess, No need to add more cornmeal. When you reheat it, just continue simmering it, uncovered, until you reach your desired consistency. Hope the grandkids enjoy!

          • — Jenn on November 5, 2023
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  • I can’t wait to make this! Oddly, I love chili but I’m not a fan of beans. My boyfriend loves beans but he is not a fan of chili. So, this should work for the both of us! =)

    • — Dyana on October 31, 2023
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  • Another keeper. We aren’t a fan of a lot of smoky flavor, so I opted for regular paprika and chili powder. Other than that no changes. My 9 year old proclaimed it the best chili of all time:)

    • — Caitlin on October 31, 2023
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  • What’s the cornmeal for?

    • — Hannah on October 29, 2023
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    • Hi Hannah, it helps to thicken the chili and adds an another layer of flavor.

      • — Jenn on October 30, 2023
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  • Can I use turkey? I know it might not be as rich, but that is ok.

    • — Cathleen I Christian on October 29, 2023
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    • Hi Cathleen, For turkey chili, I highly recommend this recipe.

      • — Jenn on October 30, 2023
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  • Why do you add Cornmeal?

    • — Ann on October 29, 2023
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    • Hi Ann, It acts as a thickener and also adds nice flavor.

      • — Jenn on October 29, 2023
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  • I made this for a casual get-together and everyone loved it and asked for the recipe! It is now my go to chili recipe 😊

    • — Elizabeth Gasque on October 29, 2023
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  • This recipe is amazing!! I added 1 can each of dark red kidney beans, black beans and corn. I also added the cinnamon and molasses. The flavor is incredible! I took it to a chili cook off and won!!

    • — Michelle on October 24, 2023
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    • I’m a fan of beans in chili. Thank you!

      • — Heather Lampman on October 29, 2023
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  • At first, when I tasted it, I thought it was okay. Then I kept discovering more depth, then I tried it the next day, and it’s fantastic! I didn’t even have the lime juice and still found it bright and tasty.

    • — Lori O on October 7, 2023
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  • I made this last night before the Bears/Commanders game and it turned out great! I had some jalapeños ready to add because I didn’t think it would have very much heat when I saw the recipe. Boy was I wrong! I didn’t have to add a thing! I only had 80% lean ground beef, but it was still very good. I may try adding some andouille sausage in the future, but this recipe really doesn’t need it! Thank you for creating this recipe! 😊

    • — Chris on October 6, 2023
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  • Great chili recipe! Loved the flavors … just the right amount of heat and sweet! Thanks for another perfect recipe!

    • — Sharon on September 27, 2023
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