Presidential Debate Chili

Presidential Debate Chili

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"A basic but tasty chili recipe that you can keep mild or season to a fire-hot! A great dinner, game day meal, or perfect when watching political debates. Add as a side rice or cornbread, Fritos® or crackers, and definitely grated cheese, and you'll have a winner. (Blue ribbon chili cook-off winner.)"


1 h 30 m servings 240 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 17.1 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1137 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Crumble beef into a large pot over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic. Cook and stir beef until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard excess grease. Return pot to medium-high heat.
  2. Stir diced tomatoes, beef broth, diced green chilies, chili powder, brown sugar, oregano, cumin, and salt through the beef mixture. Add beans and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the pot, and simmer for 1 hour.
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  1. 15 Ratings


Kudos to the submitter(s), This Colorado Trio, for the catchy, fun and timely name they gave their chili. It’s an obvious attention grabber and it works. It’s so much more creative than the (y...

Hubby gives this 5 stars, he went back for seconds - I give it 5 stars because it managed to keep his mouth busy instead of yapping throughout the debate. Thanks for a good recipe with a fun na...

Good basic chili, and that's pretty much how we like our chili. I did appreciate not having to use any packaged chili seasonings with all of the sugar and chemicals that comes with it. Not quit...

Presidential Debate Chili Haiku: "Love Ranch-style beans. (I think they made this chili.) Still would've been good." Followed the recipe exactly as written, elated that it called for Ranch-style...

This is a tasty, versatile basic chili. We invited friends to our home for lunch, and I fixed the chili as written. I set out bowls of add-ins so we could each tailor the chili to personal tas...

Best chili I've ever had/made. Being a incredibly novice TEENAGE male cook, I was a little cautious about how something like chili would come out first time from scratch. A tradition in our fa...

I won the chili cook off at my work with this recipe. I went up against 10 other dishes. The only change I made to it was to add hickory smoked sugar beans to it..... and added 16 oz can of red ...

i have to say it was just down my alley. yum. i didn't think my hubby would like it b/c he likes spicy but he truly loved it.

This chili is OK as a starting point. I had to add a whole bunch more spices for our taste.