Classic Beef Chili
Classic Beef Chili
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Classic Beef Chili

15 MIN
1 H



  1. In a large saucepan, brown the onion and pepper in the butter. Add the meat and brown thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and spices and cook for 2 minutes while stirring.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the cilantro, and bring to a boil. Simmer half-covered for 45 minutes or until the chili thickens. Add the cilantro. Adjust the seasoning.


  1. Made this recipe recently., the flavour was excellent and family loved it.

  2. Je suis en train de la faire ...j'ai voulue combiner un peu une recette de ma fille (végétarienne) puis, j'ai mis un peu trop de cary :( ya t'il une façon de couper ce gout un peu ?? merci

  3. Could you cook it in a crock pot

  4. Easy and delicious. The coffee is a brilliant addition to flavour. My foodie friends all love it!

  5. I myself am the biggest critic of food...and my first time ever critiquing one but It is worth taking the time to write about it. A chef who knows how to cook. Bravo Ricardo

  6. Amazing recipe! The coffee adds a great richness and love Ricardo's recipes. My go to website for sure. I added 1 cup of red wine and mushrooms to mine and it was incredible! But everything else as described by chef.

  7. This is a great recipe that comes together with very little prep time. I like to use chipotle peppers in adobo sauce instead of the jalapenos, add sweet potatoes and black beans, and I serve it with avocado, cilantro, and sour cream. Use a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes if you have them available, and don't be scared of the cup of coffee, it adds a great richness but there's no actual coffee flavour. You'll also probably want to drain the fat from the beef after browning unless you're using extra lean.

  8. This is by far the best chili recipe we ever tried! Our 3yo daughter is such a picky eater and this is her favorite! This is my go to recipe when I wanna make her happy ❤

  9. Just had it with 3 of my adult kids. Followed the directions as written. We all loved it! A taste right after adding everything revealed the coffee. After simmering, no one knew it was in there.

  10. Very good tasting chili! Some comments questioned the coffee, so I made it originally without coffee, tasted OK, but once I added the coffee it was so freaking awesome!

  11. Excellent recipe, superb and talented chef. This recipe is a hit. I added some rams (leeks) and used Italian roast coffee, extra strong, added at the end. Thank you for a magnificent, delicious yet simple meal. It's a WOW!

  12. We love it! The best chili! We added mushrooms just because we had them and it was good! Thank you Ricardo and your team- you are my go to for great recipes! :)

  13. I read all the comments and made my own changes. Used 1/2 minced moose and 1/2 minced beef. Doubled the garlic, beans and tomatoes. Used juice from 1 can of beans instead of broth and I did strain the 2nd can of tomatoes. And not really needing to, I did rinse the cooked mince with boiling water. What a wonderful recipe. My hubby is my greatest critic and I have made many chili recipes and this was his fave by far. I will be entering it into my book of favourite and revered recipes! Thank you!

  14. @ Rebecca J. Has nobody ever taught you, that if you do not have something positive, or constructive to say... don't say it at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but please have some respect for this brilliant chef, and keep such negative comments to yourself.

  15. Tasty, perhaps the coffee adds a darkness that suits us. Replaced the ketchup with the Compliments Craft Beer Chipotle sauce you can get at Sobeys. Replaced the quarter cup of water with Steamwhistle beer. Did I mention tasty? Ps my post belongs here, i posted below other chili recipe in error.

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