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. I add a few things like bell peppers, corn dark chocolate, but anyone who gives this chili a low rating must have made some mistakes somewhere--this is an awesome recipe for a chili-base. I've made it around 20 times and each time its perfect.

  2. Recette délicieuse! Mais combien de grammes y-a-t-il dans une portion?

  3. I added a little extra chilli powder , cumin and one habeneros pepper and sprinkle of smoked paprika .Sautéed this with my onions adding in short increments, threw in some celery and green pepper with everything else and at the end a cinnamon stick for 20 mins......delicious...thank you all for your sharing and Chef Ricardo for the recipe.

  4. my friend turned me on to this awsome chilli the only thing i do different is more chilli powder always tastes better the next day love thxs

  5. Did not enjoy the flavour until I added a can of tomato paste, brown sugar, more ketchup and a bunch of spices. Will probably not follow this recipe again

  6. I love this recipe, the coffee really gives it a nice depth that balances the sweetness from tomatoes and katchup. The lime juice gives that nice subtle tart tang that brightens the flavours. This is my new go to chili.

  7. This is one of the best chili receipts I have made!! Bravo!!!

  8. This looks amazing.. can't wait to try! Would like to say thank you for allowing to print easily with no image and especially no ads! I look forward to using this site more often.

  9. Excellent chili recipe! I will definitely be making this again. I added an extra can of kidney beans, but besides that, followed the recipe exactly. It’s so, so good! For the coffee, all I did was stop by Tim’s on the way home and picked up a small black coffee - worked out great! I was also more than happy to add some cilantro at the end (cilantro fan here). The flavours all go so nicely together. This is a simple, straightforward recipe and you can’t go wrong. Highly recommend.

  10. Yum! Loved this chilli. Added a red pepper with the onion and used ground elk instead of the beef. Didn’t add cilantro. Superb! Will be making this again. Thank you!

  11. I took the advice of the other person whose husband likes it a bit spicy and I added some chili flakes, honey, brown sugar , cayenne pepper. Also, I omitted the coffee, used less meat, but I added chick peas, celery and green pepper. It turned out amazing.

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

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