No Tomato Chili

Recipe By: GOZMURPH   Photo By: GodivaGirl
This chili has a great kick to it, and for those of you who don't like chunky tomatoes, this one's for you! (It's great if you like tomatoes too!)
  • Prep: 15 Minutes
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  • Cook: 50 Minutes
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  • Total: 1 hour 5 Minutes
  • 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • salt to taste
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (12 ounce) bottles chile sauce
  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped jalapeno pepper (optional)
  1. Crumble the ground beef into a soup pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until browned. Drain off the grease, and season with salt to taste. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook and stir for about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, and season with Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Cook and stir for another 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low, and stir in the chili sauce, beef broth, kidney beans and cannellini beans. Cover, and simmer for about 35 minutes. Ladle into bowls to serve, and top with shredded Cheddar cheese and jalapeno.
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Reviewed By: MG648
I really did not care for this recipe. It was entirely too sweet. The two bottles of chili sauce were the culprit and completely unnecessary, in my opinion. I spent the entire day adding ingredients to tame down the sweetness, which, unfortunately, was unrecoverable. In summary, if you like the taste of chili sauce, you'll like this recipe. If you like the taste of authentic chili, you might not like this recipe.
Reviewed By: Sarah
I am allergic to tomatoes and thought I was doomed to never eat chili again. I was so excited that I found a recipe that lookes and tastes just like regular chili but without the tomatoes. I made the recipe just as described, and wasn't sure what chile sauce was so bought and used "green chile enchilada sauce". The chili was so delicious, and my tomato-loving boyfriend also loved it. He could not tell the difference. This was perfect and I will be saving this recipe for monthly use! Thank you!
Reviewed By: MOUSIE206
This was great! I forgot to buy chili sauce so I used Hot Mexican Chili Powder and some crushed red pepper flakes. It was just the right amount of heat for me and no yucky tomatoes!