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Guy Stuff – World’s Best Walmart Red Chili

by Bryan Glynn, April 6, 2013
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20130211chili0001-EditGuy Stuff – World’s Best Walmart Red Chili

You guys requested it so here’s my chili recipe! This is a traditional Red Chili, as you see on TV and in competitions. Don’t think of the canned crap you get from the store, this is just meat, sauce and flavor! If you follow this exactly you’ll be treated to a very warm but not fire-breathing result, with an even constant heat and complex blend of chili flavor and spices throughout. I talk about changes you can make of course, to suit anything to taste. Budget about $40 your first time making it and a good 4 hour chunk of time for a good serving of eight.

You’ll need the following:

Hot sauce
Chili powder
Mexican chili powder
Chipoltle chili powder
Ancho chili powder
Tomato sauce
Mexican tomato sauce
Beef trimmed lean
Corn starch
Garlic powder
Onion powder

  • neocigaro

    Wow no beans haha I always think of chili as beans, but since I have all the spices I just need to buy the meat. I was like 40 bucks is way too much, good thing that I cook all the time and have my spices. nice recipe

    • Freddy62

      Around my area we call it chili sauce, since there are no beans. We use it for chili dogs, chili mac, and chili pies, however for some reason we do put beans in the chili we eat by itself, it’s kind of weird and I don’t know why we do it that way.

      • neocigaro

        Haha iv’e made some chili before and it was pretty much sauce, beans, and ground meat. But one time I tried one of those chili cans from the store….complete crap in my mouth lol now when I want chili I make it myself.

    • Romberry

      As they say in Texas: If it has beans, it ain’t chili.

      • neocigaro

        haha Weird saying

        • Bpope31

          I’ve heard the same. Not technically chili if it has beans. Sounds like someone just made that up to me.

          • smh0095

            Yep, that’s a Texas thing, no beans in chili. Moved to Austin a year ago from Denver, man do I miss good green chili, could really go for some Santiago’s.

  • bwehmann1

    Looks good. Definitely gonna have to try this.

  • vscarpine

    I never thought good walmart chilly was possible…def will give this a try tho

    • JJO

      Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? lol

      I like to use an assortment of whole dried chiles – ancho, pasilla oaxaca, chipotle, and a little New Mexico, toasted in a pan, then ground – along with some serrano and/or jalapeno, plus toasted ground cumin. Canned diced tomatoes instead of sauce, and beer is not a bad addition, too. And lots of cilantro. I prefer to use beef chuck rather than sirloin as it will give a deeper beef flavor, although it will add a bit more fat. I’m now thinking about making a batch with tongue (lengua), which is about as beefy as you can get.

      No maatter what I like to do, it’s a great post by Bryan to inspire everyone out there. And by the way, Texans and most New Mexicans will spit on you if you use beans in your chili. 😉

      • Pjhosler

        That sounds brilliant . I never made chili with tounge and I can’t believe I haven’t. Nothing on the cow has better more beefy taste then the tounge. I will put that high on my list of things to make this month. Thanks for sharing

        • JJO

          Mmmm, lengua! The best taco fillers, too!

      • smokethis

        The International Chili Society who has the chili cookoffs “Prohibits” beans. lol


        1.True chili is defined by the International Chili Society as any kind of meat, or combination of meats, cooked with chili peppers, various other spices, and other ingredients with the exception of items such as beans or spaghetti which are strictly forbidden.

    • gumby_130

      Walmart chili , doesn’t sound great.

  • stevenknisley

    This looks and sounds soo good.
    I can almost imagine how great your house must smell great video. Thanks for the recipe.

  • pittjitsu

    Here in NYC, most chili houses leave the chili with no beans and serve it that way on spaghetti, hot dogs, tortilla pies etc. If you order is a just a bowl of chili, then they will ask you if you want beans added. I prefer mine 5 alarm,with chopped raw onion and some cheddar cheese on top. Maybe a dollop of sour cream. Also, its common to add cinnamon to the chili used for hot dog sauce, but I never heard of putting in brown sugar.

    • JJO

      I thought cinnamon was a midwestern thing. That’s just not right. lol Also, you might want to try queso fresco instead of cheddar.

      • samgiroux42

        I am in the midwest and I have never had cinnamon in my chili. queso fresco does sound delish, though.

  • yosef5

    Thanks I may try this

  • I cannot eat chili without spaghetti. I even make chili dogs uing my same chili spaghetti recipe. Gotta be spicy too! Jalapenos and hot sauce.

  • NeverTwoOld

    Always looking for new chili recipes to try out and as I don’t like beans in my chili I’ll have to give this one a shot. Many thanks.

    • NeverTwoOld

      Also, 3 cheers for Frank’s!

  • samgiroux42

    Looks great. My secret is that I take a Jalapeno and put slits in it and throw the entire chili in whole. Then cook for about 4 hours or so and remove the Jalapeno before serving. You get a rich deep flavor without the piercing heat of the actually chili. It may also work for Habaneros as well, but I have not tried it yet.

    • MaxDuo

      I usually have 7-8 jalepenos in mine… and use a lot more spicy stuff than Bryan. Love my heat 🙂

      I used to make it with 3-4 jalepenos and 1 or 2 finely chopped habaneros. Excellent, very hard to watch the heat on though. Have to be careful with those and the extra spices I add after that!

  • Chaz

    mmmm… gotta make me a batch!

  • jomo

    That looks good. I might try this.

  • swj045

    I have dropped a habanero pepper in whole while cooking then take it out,and have also mix about a half a cup of coffee in too

    • MaxDuo

      Coffee in chili? Hmmm…. Never heard of doing that. Very interesting! Especially sine I love coffee too much 😛

    • NeverTwoOld

      I haven’t done coffee but I will confess to cocoa powder. It adds nice depth.

  • Bpope31

    Looks and sounds awesome. I love a little kick but don’t want my mouth on fire. A little heat with lots if flavor.

  • Dale

    I do one similar to this one. I have not used the Chipoltle chili powder though. I also have to tone the heat down for the rest of the family. I do like adding diced onions about half way through the process. I start mine in the morning on the stove top, then move it to the crock pot on low for the rest of the day.

  • Andrew

    Would sriracha work in this dish?

  • garlar10

    This looks amazing. I really like adding extra cumin to my chili. Keep up the good work!

  • smokethis

    Looks awesome ty B. Will try this soon.

  • fort9erfan

    I love red chilli at restaurants so this inspired me to try it at home thx bud!


    Gotta try this sometime.

  • Dirk


    I stopped eating beef about 20 years ago and know you have recently engaged in healty activites.. I have similar recipes using Turkey as a substitue for most dishes.. using a “secret technique” to make a very tasty conversion.. I have made several power points regarding my recipes of which I would be more than happy to furnish you via e mail…not trying to say they are better than this recipe.. just an alternative.. I do plan on making your recipe for guests.. love the guy stuff btw

    • lol you obviously don’t watch HLO 😉 I’m in the middle of filming a healthy turkey chili as I type 🙂 These Guy Stuff videos have been in que for a couple months before I even started HLO.

      • Dirk

        I better get my act together!

        • lol

          What’s funny is I’m loving turkey in my recipes even better than beef! This will be done in an hour (I’m out filming a cigar vid right now) and the whole house smells so good…I’m hungry!!

          • Dirk

            I got a turkey roast right up your alley.. will send you the power point!

            I just sliced one up very thin.. have it as the protein in my salads.. omg

          • JJO

            Dirk, I hope you’ll be sharing with the rest of us, or you may wind up like this guy: http://www.popscreen.com/v/6sLXj/Blazing-Saddles-Chewing-Gum-on-Line

          • smh0095

            I love using Bison, better protein than turkey, and leaner. Great for burgers too.

  • tedski

    Good recipe Bryan. I’d have to tone the heat way down for my wife, but it’s good to go for me.

  • Derek

    I know everyone thinks their chilly is the best but honestly mine is crazy awesome haha and beans are a must for me.

    • JJO

      You lie! LOL! As for the bean thing, nutritionally, they’re a great thing to have in there. I just prefer to have mine on the side, although I do make it both ways.

      I guess we’ll just have to accept that chili is like cigars; we all have a favorite, and no one is right and no one is wrong.

      • Derek

        Well when you put it that way… My chili is still best haha.

  • david121

    I’ve never had a chili beans.. lol looks like I’m going to have to try this recipe. I wish the damn spices werent so expensive :/
    thanks for another recipe Bryan!

    • david121

      never had one without beans*

  • DairyLandCigarFan414

    Another great Guy Stuff video…So many good recipes, some I can cook now…and the other I’ll have to wait for warmer weather…thanks.

  • SsgtJerikUSMC

    I’ve gotta try this recipe. I’ve always made chili with a ton of veggies and ground beef or ground turkey. Add a chili seasoning pack with tomato sauce, paste, chopped garlic, chopped onion, green pepper, celery, green onions all kinds of stuff. I think like someone else said this would be great with a chili dip or chili dog. I’m so used to a chunkier style chili. Maybe have to cook this up this week!

  • haneyte2000

    I will have to make this and put it up against mine. my kids love mine

  • zanlamb

    How about a Haggis. Thats super healthy and tasty

  • MorganGeo

    Man I love some chili. Love to freeze some and thaw pity as the craving hits me for some. No chili is complete without throwing some jalepenos in there. 🙂

  • LunchBox87km

    U should try making it with Buffalo meat it’s leaner an really tasty.

  • rynie27

    Great recipe! Made it with bison and added a couple extra veggies, pretty tasty!

  • daniel luparello

    Wow that looks delicious!

  • Lalla

    Not a bad lookin chili, for a non-Texan.

    Needs beer, though.

  • puffrey

    YES!! This was what I have been craving from the guy stuff section and now I must make it this weekend!!

  • Pokesfan

    Excellent Bryan! NO beans. To me, anything with beans is “chili beans”, not chili. ha ha.

  • derek_straus

    That looks like a good chili to me! I love spicy. I make my own salsa that has more peppers in it than tomatoes!

  • PaulG

    You should make more “Guy Stuff” videos, maybe even consider making a channel dedicated to it.

  • Craig

    Have you guys ever tried what we call “Spaghetti Red”? Basically just putting your favorite chili over spaghetti. Pretty tasty. But not necessarily that good for you. Too many carbs.

  • SteakW

    This was the first time I’ve ever made chili. I haven’t been able to down the stuff from the can in a while now. Now, I’ll never have to again. Ever. I made this last night and ate 3 or 4 big bowls of it. I’ll probably make this once ever week or two. Very very awesome. You need to do more of these guy stuff videos. I had a RyJ Viejo R and a Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic after this meal (it made two separate meals in this house) and both went great with it. Anyway, you should do more slow cooked meats, as they are delicious. Anyway, keep it up!

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