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Randy's Chilli

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I have developed this recipe, via trial and error, over a period years. This is its ultimate evolution and by all accounts, delicious. This is perfect on a cold winter day with a warm piece of cornbread (I like it on top of Frito's topped with cheese and red onion!) or during the summer accompanied by a tossed salad. Regardless, I hope y'all enjoy it!


Serves: 4

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 cloves pressed garlic
  • 2 cans kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 29 ounces tomato sauce (canned)
  • 1¼ cups picante sauce (desired brand and heat, don't use thick and chunky salsa)
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • salt
  • ⅕ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅕ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅕ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 large green bell pepper (cut into 3/4 inch pieces)


Randy's Chilli is a community recipe submitted by TexasRandy and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Brown meat, onions and garlic in large saucepan; drain.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except green bell pepper, bring to a boil; reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer for 40 min.
  • Add green bell pepper; continue to simmer for 20 min.
  • ENJOY!
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