Binging with Babish: Kevin's Famous Chili from The Office

  • Published: 18 January 2017
  • Kevin Malone is the tragically comic overweight buffoon (and World Series of Poker champion?) we all know and love from The Office. When he's not shotgunning cookie jars full of M&M's, Kevin sometimes treats his coworkers to the Malone family's mainstay: chili. Let's follow along and try very hard not to spill any.

    Music: "I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool" - El Ten Eleven

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    -3oz ancho chiles, seeded and torn into 1" pieces
    -1oz cascabel chiles, seeded and torn into 1" pieces
    -1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
    -3 tbsp corn flour
    -1 tbsp freshly-ground cumin
    -1 tbsp dried oregano
    -32oz carton of chicken stock, divided
    -2 jalapeños, minced
    -1/2 habanero, seeded and minced
    -6 roma tomatoes, cored and chopped
    -2 tbsp olive oil, divided
    -3 lbs chuck steak, trimmed of fat/gristle, cut into cubes and chopped
    -1 large onion, diced
    -4 cloves garlic, pressed
    -12oz light lager
    -6oz red kidney beans, soaked until tender
    -2 tbsp brown sugar


    In a large sauté pan, heat dried chile pieces over medium-low heat until toasted and *barely* smoking - do not allow to smoke. Once toasted, place in the bowl of a food processor. Process for 2-3 minutes, until peppers are reduced to a fine powder. Add cocoa, corn flour, cumin, and oregano - pulse to combine. While machine runs, add 3/4 cup of chicken stock, until a paste is formed. Scrape into a bowl and set aside.

    Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pot until near-smoking. In batches, brown beef on all sides, being careful not to over-crowd the pot. Once all beef has browned, and fond has formed on the bottom of the pot, add remaining oil, and sauté onions and peppers until sweating. Deglaze with beer, and scrape the bottom of the pot. Add remaining ingredients, stir well, and place in a 300F oven, lid slightly ajar. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching, and braise for 2-3 hours, until beef is tender. Season with salt and pepper, and serve with cheese and cornbread.
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  • Vayos ReaperoftheVoid
    Vayos ReaperoftheVoid  1 days back

    Instruction unclear: clicked on chili's and expected clip... but video unexpected froze and i spent hours waiting to buffer, until no avail...last time i listen to Babish on video advice. >.>

    • Eric
      Eric  1 days back

      I made this for a chili cookoff at work and it did not win ;_;

        LLOVE SHARON  2 days back


        • Hazem A
          Hazem A  3 days back

          Legend has it babish is still trying to put the processor lid in place

          • Felica Lox
            Felica Lox  3 days back

            Mmm, you gotta love that classic chili-carpet taste!

            • Nicholas Kennedy
              Nicholas Kennedy  4 days back

              Totally just won my church's chilli cook-off with this. I used 3 jalepenos and no habenero, and it was perfect

              • cuntpuncher
                cuntpuncher  4 days back

                *DO CARTMAN'S FAMOUS CHILI!!!*

                • Jenni Annelieze Mellow

                  That whole family tree of chiles (pun intended) is a face full of basilisk breath if you ever ground them up and smell them like that. Oh white people. 😂

                  • derpy fox art
                    derpy fox art  5 days back

                    Do bensons chili

                    • Amber Hainds
                      Amber Hainds  5 days back

                      My favorite part about this was the end. Anyone who had ever worked with chiles knows it's a bad idea to smell them like that, but we always do it anyway.

                      • Addison O'Donnell
                        Addison O'Donnell  5 days back

                        I know so many people that use West Wing as background noise when they work.

                        • Wilhelmina Boehm
                          Wilhelmina Boehm  5 days back

                          The West Wing theme music at the end makes me swell with pride. Love that show.

                          • Finlay A
                            Finlay A  6 days back

                            I think it’s funny the Americans say larger

                            • Lil Toasty
                              Lil Toasty  6 days back

                              babish buying the carpet
                              cashier: so what are you gonna do with this carpet
                              babish: oh y’know eat chili off of it

                              • Izzy Freeman
                                Izzy Freeman  6 days back

                                el ten eleven!!!!

                                • Tyler Dixon
                                  Tyler Dixon  1 weeks back

                                  Made this with deer meat instead and added a few cajun tweaks best chilli I've ever made by far

                                  • Joshua Ramirez
                                    Joshua Ramirez  1 weeks back

                                    Do the regular show chili

                                    • Thubelihle Sibiya
                                      Thubelihle Sibiya  1 weeks back

                                      Wait what are those peppers

                                      • lilshortkid100
                                        lilshortkid100  2 weeks back

                                        I love the West Wing playing in the background.

                                        • NoOne Really
                                          NoOne Really  2 weeks back


                                          • rjisthatguy
                                            rjisthatguy  2 weeks back

                                            100% wish I would’ve watched this video until the end because today I made this recipe and breathed in the chili pepper, vapor? Smoke? Dust? And about died immediately

                                            • amar em
                                              amar em  2 weeks back

                                              Undercook the onions

                                              • Christian Stevenson
                                                Christian Stevenson  2 weeks back

                                                Now I know Babish loves West Wing!

                                                • SuperJames16
                                                  SuperJames16  2 weeks back

                                                  WOH! Chili smoke: don't breathe this.

                                                  • SuperJames16
                                                    SuperJames16  5 days back

                                                    @kyle90876 that's some blendception

                                                  • kyle90876
                                                    kyle90876  5 days back

                                                    Will it blend? That is the question

                                                  • A P
                                                    A P  1 weeks back

                                                    Absolutely iconic 😍

                                                • Christopher Vargas
                                                  Christopher Vargas  2 weeks back

                                                  Chili's not even the same color, "F".
                                                  "A" for effort.

                                                  • sniperdragon
                                                    sniperdragon  2 weeks back

                                                    3:32 I feel so bad for Keven every time just look at his face that is pure shock and sadness haha

                                                    • SuperSwordman1
                                                      SuperSwordman1  2 weeks back

                                                      I like to think he sells this at his bar post series.

                                                      • thiccmacmeyers
                                                        thiccmacmeyers  2 weeks back

                                                        He likes meat chunks in his chili 🤢

                                                        • Kr0d67
                                                          Kr0d67  2 weeks back

                                                          You just did your own version of the chilli. It's not Keven. Click bait

                                                          • dead eyes
                                                            dead eyes  2 weeks back

                                                            The only reason why he couldn't play the clip is because he doesn't want us to cry agian

                                                            • Ahmad Ahmad
                                                              Ahmad Ahmad  2 weeks back

                                                              I'm gonna replicate this idea of replicating dish from famous tv series; Babish chose Kevin's Chili, well I'm gonna go with Chandler-Rachel Cheesecake (which unfortunately they unapologizingly stole)!

                                                              Oh wait..
                                                              Can't do that..
                                                              They were eating it straight from the floor..
                                                              Old, rugged, dirty floors from aged NYC apartment.
                                                              No one sell that kinda floor, right!?

                                                              • J Nguyen
                                                                J Nguyen  2 weeks back

                                                                1:35 The West Wing playing in the background

                                                                • Lewis Whelan
                                                                  Lewis Whelan  2 weeks back

                                                                  Oh look, another youtube cooking channel where the guy doesn't know how to use a knife nor a spatula...

                                                                  • Rajji Mcfloofens
                                                                    Rajji Mcfloofens  2 weeks back

                                                                    3 quarters ground H U M A N

                                                                    • Henry Honoret
                                                                      Henry Honoret  2 weeks back

                                                                      Ahhh vintage Babish

                                                                      • Sauli
                                                                        Sauli  3 weeks back

                                                                        Is it possible for you to make Cartman's chili from South Park episode Scott Tenorman Must Die?

                                                                        • Some GuyOnReefer
                                                                          Some GuyOnReefer  3 weeks back

                                                                          Yo babish if you toss alittle course salt down on your garlic u can paste it just pressing it out on the board with a knife

                                                                          • Dessilou
                                                                            Dessilou  3 weeks back

                                                                            I had habanero beef jerky before (it was a mistake)

                                                                            • landon boyd
                                                                              landon boyd  3 weeks back

                                                                              Should've made it the first addition to the clean carpet club

                                                                              • landon boyd
                                                                                landon boyd  3 weeks back

                                                                                How about one half square centimeter of habeniero cause fuck everyone who eats stuff that hot

                                                                                • Marcel Negrete
                                                                                  Marcel Negrete  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Thought I was watching Frasier for a second

                                                                                  • Kevman007
                                                                                    Kevman007  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I know this is an older video but could you also use chili powder instead of pulverizing whole chili's if a food processor is not available?

                                                                                    • Raafee Khan
                                                                                      Raafee Khan  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I felt so bad after seeing that scene lol

                                                                                      • Thomas Black
                                                                                        Thomas Black  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Showed this to my mother, her comment was "You used all those ingredients and dared use box chicken stock, not bone broth." She likes making her own chicken stock...

                                                                                        • Thomas Black
                                                                                          Thomas Black  1 days back

                                                                                          @Neustrashimy She dismissed the video after seeing the box, so she never saw the carpet. She has also never watched The Office.

                                                                                        • Neustrashimy
                                                                                          Neustrashimy  4 days back

                                                                                          @Salivar Ravilas_Uses store bought chicken stock_ *How dare you bring that cursed object into my kitchen*

                                                                                          _Eats from a bloody carpet_ *I see no problem with that*

                                                                                        • Salivar Ravilas
                                                                                          Salivar Ravilas  6 days back

                                                                                          what's her reaction of babish literally slurping it from the carpet

                                                                                      • Jonathan Engel
                                                                                        Jonathan Engel  3 weeks back

                                                                                        El ten eleven ❤️

                                                                                        • Kevin Rowley
                                                                                          Kevin Rowley  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Hey would it make a difference to use a standard kitchen blender instead of a food processor to blend the chilis and eventually the chili paste? I’ve accepted this might be a stupid question and I asked it anyway.

                                                                                          • WolfsbaneFilms
                                                                                            WolfsbaneFilms  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Kevin Rowley I don’t imagine it would make much of a difference.

                                                                                        • Nelsonramos21
                                                                                          Nelsonramos21  3 weeks back

                                                                                          So is this dish part of the Clean Carpet club

                                                                                          • Nelsonramos21
                                                                                            Nelsonramos21  2 weeks back

                                                                                            @Luigi Bautista oh wow you're right it is just noticed didn't read the other comments

                                                                                          • Luigi Bautista
                                                                                            Luigi Bautista  2 weeks back


                                                                                          • Thomas B.
                                                                                            Thomas B.  2 weeks back

                                                                                            asking my self the same thing 🤔

                                                                                        • Zachary Sanders
                                                                                          Zachary Sanders  3 weeks back

                                                                                          You're watching the West Wing! Well, you were watching the West Wing...