I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. The tomato juice had me wondering, but my oncologist's diet is heavy on rice and beans. I made a batch and froze it individual dinners and lunches, so it did have some time to cure. I loved it. I also substituted brown rice.
CherylR1954 Posted: 04/03/10
HoneyB Posted: 11/16/09
This was in one word - AWESOME. I made as stated except instead of tomatoes with jalapeno's I used diced tomatoes with chipotle peppers. What flavor, loved it!
SESparks Posted: 03/03/11
This is an excellent recipe, minus the rice. You don't have to be from texas to know how to make great chili. Everyone I know on the east coast puts beans in their chili AND green peppers. I can't imagine it WITHOUT them.
Belladonna714 Posted: 03/28/10
This was so easy and so yummy. I used no salt added kidney beans and long grain brown basmati rice. Will make again for sure, very filling recipe.
KellyONeil Posted: 12/18/09
My husband and I enjoyed this recipe. It was really easy and quick to prepare. I added a bottle of Sierra Nevada Holiday Ale and the brown sugar. The corn muffins were a perfect compliment to the chili. I will make this again!
thymeforme Posted: 03/25/10
Not a bad recipe, but definitely not Texas chili. Rice? Green pepper? Kidney beans? Heh.
Shaybaby1 Posted: 03/08/11
This coming from a young wife who rarely cooks, and is pretty much addicted to fast food.. Made this last night and was pleasantly surprised how good it was. Hubs was impressed. Will definitely be making this again.
moonahnka Posted: 04/14/12
I kick up the chili powder and usually skip the rice. I love this tuff, make this once every few weeks and the leftovers freeze beautifully. BTW, this tastes twice as good the day after, when the flavors have a chance to blend.
fishstitch Posted: 12/04/12
Texas chili NEVER has beans. NEVER!!! It is a good recipe, but you definitely didn't get it from a true Texas because in addition to NO beans, you do not serve it with rice - please!
ChefKen72 Posted: 12/09/12
I cannot understand all the bean talk. I actually had an extra can of beans and added them and thought it tasted good. Probably would be good minus the beans as well. Served mine over pasta and thought it was good with plenty of kick for my wife and would need a little more spice to satisfy my daughter. Seemed the sauce part was a little thin and would not work by itself in a bowl. Was better than any package chili seasoning I ever tried.
ShelbyJH Posted: 12/05/12
I agree with some of the previous reviews about NO rice in chile. I personally don't like beans in my chile either, but a lot of people do. The only thing that goes in my chile is cheese and crumbled saltine crackers, both on the top!
BFoxFL Posted: 01/05/13
Great dish but NOT from Texas! As fishstitch said, Texas chili has no beans - ever - and you never serve it on rice. Texas is home to the annual world finals chili cook-off, and as you may have guessed, Texans take their chili pretty seriously, much like other "countries" and their cuisines. :-D (Yes, I'm a native...) You may, however, serve chili on top of Fritos to make a Texas State Fair favorite - Frito Pie! Yum!