Down and Dirty Garlic Chili

Down and Dirty Garlic Chili


"This recipe is something I will whip together on nights when spaghetti just won't cut it, but time is a commodity worth more than gold. There are only two in my family, but that just means plenty of yummy leftovers. Serve this chili with cheese on top and a thick slice of homemade sourdough bread and you've got a winner. The measurements are approximations since I'm more of a shake and dab type of cook, but this is generally right. This gives more kick than you might think, so be lenient with the pepper flakes if you are serving kids!"


40 m servings 321 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 321 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 34.3 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1387 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground beef, and cook until evenly browned. Stir occasionally to crumble. Season the beef with chili powder, onion flakes, cumin, paprika, garlic and red pepper flakes, and mix well.
  2. Pour in the tomatoes, chili beans, and tomato sauce. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for at least 30 minutes, or longer for thicker chili. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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  1. 11 Ratings


Down & Dirty Garlic Chili Haiku: "Needs more of something. The title is misleading. Maybe more beans too?" I agree w/ another reviewer that, despite the recipe's cute title, it doesn't call for ...

I thought this chili was amazing! It's very simplistic and basic which makes it easy to add ingredients to your liking. I added 2 cubes of beef bouillon, a whole onion in place of the flakes...

I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. I think the recipe name is a bit misleading though; I don't think there is any more garlic in this than in any other chili I've made (maybe even less, ...