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Consumer Reports Chili


So filling, and delicious! A good chili is always welcome by my family. Soaked up all the yummy sauce with our homemade dinner rolls. Hmmm, so good!













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1 pound beef
1 clove garlic
1 large onions
1 medium green bell peppers
4 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon allspice
¼ teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon salt
or to taste
½ cup water
1 can tomatoes
16 ounces kidney beans, canned
¼ cup corn


Cook beef, garlic, onion and green pepper in a heavy Skillet over medium high heat, stirring frequently to break up meat.

Cook until onion is soft and meat has last its pink color.

Add remaining ingredients.

Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.

Simmer the chili for 45 minutes stirring frequently.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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We have been making this recipe without corn for years. It is the only recipe we use. We love it, and everyone who eats it loves it. I have given this one out many times.

over 9 years ago

United States

We like spicy food, but 4T of chili powder made this dish unedible for us.

over 5 years ago

I don't know what kind of chili powder you are using but many of them are not hot at all. I have followed this recipe for years (many of them with Gebhardt's when it was available in bulk; it is not hot), and always used 4 tbs.

Henry Bissonnette

Consumer Reports original ingredients are different than this recipe - The original makes a very hearty and flavorful chili.

1 pound ground beef
1 clove garlic minced
1 large (or 2 Medium) onions chopped
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
8 med tomatoes (peeled-quartered)
2 - 12 oz kidney beans, canned
1 tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt or to taste
(½ cup water is rarely needed as the liquid from the canned beans and cooked tomatoes are sufficient)
Be careful not too use too much green pepper. The other spices were not in the original recipe and can overwhelm the other ingredients. If you like more fire add a little more chili powder.

over 4 years ago

The cumin, allspice and coriander WERE in the original recipe, which i've been using for over 30 years. Consumer Reports Chili has been a family favorite this whole time, and I've entered it into several chile competitions. The corn is a new item. I'm shocked to hear anyone thinks four Tablespoons of chile powder is too spicy in this recipe.

almost 2 years ago

I substitute crushed tomatoes with seasoned stewed tomatatoes (diced) to increase flavor. Ummmm. It's also better after setting in the fridge a couple days so the flavors can mingle - it reduces the heat too, as I think the beans absorb and dilute it.

almost 2 years ago


Very good!

9 months ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 180g (6.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 23843% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 411mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 39g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 5% Iron 17%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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