Massachusetts Straub Chili

Massachusetts Straub Chili


"This is one of the most filling and hearty chili recipes you could ever make."

Ingredients 2 h 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 311 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 19.7 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 641 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Saute onions and bell pepper until tender. Add garlic, ground beef and stew meat and cook until the meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, beef broth and kidney beans to the stockpot, cover and bring to a boil. Let the mixture boil for 4 to 5 minutes then stir in the chili powder, Italian seasoning, salt and brown sugar. Simmer uncovered for about 2 hours, or until the chili thickens and beans are tender.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Flavor was great. However, if using dry beans, make sure to soak them overnight before adding them or they will still be hard after you're done cooking (The recipe didn't say to do that). My husband raved about it - after I figured out that I needed to soak the beans first that is ;)


We love this chili and have received rave reviews from friends and family. I substituted the kidney beans for pinto beans and added some cumin. This chili is very easy to make.


I want to say this is a really great recipe but I made alot of changes to it. First I used a lb of ground turkey in place of the 1/2 lb of ground beef. I also added a sizable amount of chili powder and cumin, left out the italian seasoning, and added a package of chili seasoning. I left out the beef broth, I think it would have made it too soupy. I also used canned kidney beans. With all of these alterations, the recipe was awesome, my fiance and I both loved it.