Sorry, but I saw a little room for improvement at least for my taste. I've been using a variation of a recipe handed down from my Mom for several years. It's very similar to this recipe except that I saute about 1 cup each of diced sweet onion and green pepper . I'd do this in a skillet with about a 1/4 c. of extra virgin olive oil. Following that, I put in mounded Tablespoon sized chunks of organic ground beef. I think that the oil gives Everything more flavor + softens + moistens the meat and rice (which is added last).
I guess this is an Italian style version of it. Also I add a 'little' tomato sauce or paste to the crushed tomatoes which gives it a good consistency and flavor. (Also I don't add celery or additional diced tomatoes.)
I like the commentor who said she added brown sugar. I use a generous sprinkle of 'golden' sugar.
I made this a written the first time (with the exceptions of using fresh garlic instead of bottled, and no-salt-added varieties of the crushed tomatoes and beans, and plain no-salt added diced tomatoes) and thought it was okay. The 2nd time, I increased the amount of chili powder to 2 tbsp, and added a tablespoon of unsweeetened cocoa powder, a teaspoon of brown sugar, and a couple of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, and would rate the 2nd effort 4 stars. In both cases, the flavor improved the second day, especially with the first batch.
Most kid friendly chili ever. Made this in a crock pot and loved it.
It's easy; it's simple and it is delicious!
Love this chili and it is soooooo easy!!! perfect for Sunday night and then have leftovers for busy weeknights.
This is my go-to chili recipe. Nothing frilly--just a good, solid chili. I sometimes add more beans; it's pretty meaty!
This is an excellent and easy chili recipe that I love to make. I usually double up the recipe so that I have leftovers for days. It's easy to substitute or add other items that you like, but if you leave it as is, it is great too!