This has got to be the BEST chili ever!!!  I had gotten this cook book 15 or even 20 years ago when I joined the Richard Simmons Food Mover Diet.  And have used about 10 recipes CONSTANTLY over the years. The one recipe that would say I make the most is Disappearing Act Chili. There is NO CHILI LIKE IT.

This chili is the best chili I have ever EATEN!!!!  It is so tasty…but the only thing I do different, is that I use chopped turkey…it seems to taste better for some reason.  My whole family LOVES this chili, and with the weather getting cooler outside it’s perfect! Also, coming from Richard Simmons, that means that this chili is actually quite healthy as well. Healthy is NOT a word that often gets associated with chili, so that should give you an idea of just how special this recipe is.

My thanks go to Richard Simmons and his fantastic Disappearing Act Chili recipe. It is so delicious that my family usually BEGS me to make it… but they don’t need to twist my arm too much, believe me!

Here’s what you need:

2 Tbsp.  olive oil
2 lbs. very lean ground beef or ground turkey
1  1/2 chopped onions
2 chopped garlic cloves
1  1/2 Tbsp. ground cumin
2  28 oz.  cans diced tomatoes in juice
1  15 oz. can dark red kidney beans
1  15 oz. can pinto beans
2 chopped jalapeno peppers
2 Tbsp. pepper sauce (tabasco)
2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup low fat shredded cheddar

Heat oil in 5 quart pot over medium heat.  Add beef/turkey and cook until well browned; remove from heat to another bowl with slotted spoon to keep drippings in pot.

Add onion and garlic to drippings, and cook over medium heat about minutes or until slightly opaque.

Return meat to pot and add cumin.  Cook for another 5 minutes to blend.

Then stir is diced tomatoes, with their liquid, pinto beans, kidney beans, green chilies, hot sauce and salt.  Heat to boiling over high heat.  Reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 30 – 60 minutes, depending on consistency, stirring occasionally.

Serve each cup of chili with 1 tablespoon of shredded cheddar.  8 (1 cup)servings