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Al Roker's Spectacular Chili

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Rating: 5/5
6 reviews

ready in: 2-5 hrs
serves/makes:   14

recipe id: 48109
cook method: stovetop

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2 pounds chuck steak, cubed in bite-size pieces
1 pound hot Italian sausage, removed from casings
2 large onions, diced
12 cloves garlic, diced
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon pure chili powder
1 can (32 ounce size) crushed tomatoes
1 can (16 ounce size) pinto beans
1 can (16 ounce size) Northern beans
1 can (16 ounce size) dark red kidney beans


chopped scallions
sour cream
shredded Cheddar cheese


Brown the beef and sausages in a large Dutch oven. Remove the meat and reserve. Drain off the fat, reserving about two tablespoons.

Saute the onions and garlic until translucent, about 7 to 7 minutes.

Add the cumin, paprika and chili powder. Add the tomatoes and the beef into the Dutch oven. Stir the whole pot, and simmer on the stove for about 1 1/2 hours.

Add the three cans of beans, and simmer for another 30 minutes.

Serve with dishes of chopped scallions, sour cream and shredded Cheddar cheese. Cornbread is great with this also!

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433 calories, 24 grams fat, 24 grams carbohydrates, 30 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
One of our favorite chili recipes! Thanks Al!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I have a standby chili recipe that is always a hit, but as a true chili lover, always looking for that next best chili, and this may be it. Outstanding flavors that somehow blend yet remain distinctive and the same with the textures. Hats off to Mr Roker!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was a big hit with my family. I will definitely add this to my recipe file. I like the chuck steak rather than ground beef. It's leaner than most chili recipes. The only thing I added was a tablespoon of cocoa. I had seen a lot of chili recipes that used a bit of chocolate so I tried that.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My kids complained about how they did not want chili for dinner, but after they tasted it there was no stopping them. They loved it. I will make this again.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My husband made this for our son's preschool's annual chili cooking contest and he won! It was tasty!

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