Shay's Irish Chili

Shay's Irish Chili

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"This is a wonderful dish for cold winter days that really fills you up! My mother used to make this for my family, and it quickly became a favorite. This isn't your normal 'hot' chili and it's a great change of pace. It's best when served with buttered saltine crackers. This chili also freezes well."


1 h 25 m servings 388 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 21 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 703 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a soup pot set over medium heat. Add the ground beef, garlic, and onion. Cook, stirring to crumble the ground beef, until beef is no longer pink. Drain off any excess grease. Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, beef bouillon, and chili powder. Add the sugar, tomatoes, light and dark kidney beans and potatoes. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
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  1. 16 Ratings


There is something special about this chili! I just made it tonight, and it might be my favorite chili recipe I've ever tried! I followed the directions almost exactly with the exception of su...

I just tried this recipe and I feel like something was left out - liquid. Once ingredients were drained, it turned out looking more like goulash than chili. I decided not to drain the diced to...

This is good soup. Very very close to my grandmother's recipe. She used fresh potatoes and diced them, but otherwise its the same. They often cooked this in a dutch oven hanging over a fire w...

Not when you're in the mood for Chili.

This was very good. But, don't expect it to taste like regular chili. We ate it with sour cream and cheddar and I only wished that I had made more. The kids and hubby loved it.

We accidentally bought 1 pound of beef chuck... but not ground. We cut it up into small chunks and it was really good. I liked the texture it added. Wonderful!

This is fantastic, comfort chili! My family of all ages loves it, including babies and toddlers. Instead of plain canned diced tomatoes, I use Hunt's Seasoned Diced Tomato Sauce for Chili which ...

tastes great with about a half or full cup of Jameson Irish Whiskey in it as well.

well liked ... even better with fresh ingredients in stead of canned