My Chili with 'Zing'

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"I compiled some recipes and then played with it some more and ended up with this. My Husband says it has a 'zing' to it. It's hot but not too hot, I can't handle it too hot. Everyone who has tried this loved it. I know this has a long list of ingredients but most are things cooks have on hand. You can clean out your pantry while you make it!"

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (335.2 g)
  • Calories 807.1
  • Total Fat - 51.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 86 mg
  • Sodium - 668 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.3 g
  • Sugars - 26.4 g
  • Protein - 36.6 g
  • Calcium - 137 mg
  • Iron - 10.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In a large pot, brown ground beef with onion. Drain.

Step 2

Add garlic and dry spices. Cook stirring for 2 minutes until fragrant.

Step 3

Add tomato paste, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce. Stir until combined.

Step 4

Stir in the rest of the ingredients (except vinegar). Bring to a boil. Turn down heat to low and cook uncovered for 1 hour, stirring a few times.

Step 5

Add balsamic vinegar. Stir.

Step 6

Serve hot with shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is a great chili recipe!! I love the sweetness in this recipe. I did not use the balsamic vinegar and I omitted the black olives as I had none on hand. This is not a spicy chili but it was a very tasty one. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.

review by:
(23 Nov 2012)


Totally worth grabbing these pantry items - there are tons of different flavors going on in this chili. I made mine in the crock-pot which allowed it to keep warm throughout 'game day!' Great chili!

review by:
(10 Sep 2012)


Good Chili! Like adding new variations to our menu and this one has the kind of zing we love. Didn't have molasses on hand nor the olives but the rest of the ingredients came together to make for a wonderful chili we all enjoyed. A repeatable for sure!

review by:
(22 Feb 2012)