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. Fantastic chili recipe and didn't taste that coffee was an ingredient. Definitely a keeper!

  2. Ummm. Not sure HOW this gets a 5 star. I ended up pouring it in a sieve and letting the liquids drain...rinsed and drained. Then made it MY normal way. Could still taste some awkward flavours - DEF skip the cilantro. I loooove cilantro and I think it should not be a part of chili. Ruined it for me.

  3. This is my absolute go to chilli recipe now! I omitted the cilantro because not liked and used some chilli flakes instead of hot pepper. Don’t let the coffee ingredient intimidate you, it tasted amazing!

  4. This chili was one of the best ones I've made to date. I really like the coffee addition. I used a French roast in this chili and it didn't disappoint.

  5. I hated it all I could taste was the coffee the directives were unprecise to me and honestly it was the worst thing I’ve tasted in my hole fourteen years of existence.

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

  7. 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

  8. Could you cook it in a crock pot

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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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 ❤

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

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