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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Comments • 2 790

  • lilshortkid100
    lilshortkid100  18 hours back

    I love the West Wing playing in the background.

    • NoOne Really
      NoOne Really  1 days back


      • rjisthatguy
        rjisthatguy  2 days 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 days back

          Undercook the onions

          • Christian Stevenson
            Christian Stevenson  2 days back

            Now I know Babish loves West Wing!

            • SuperJames16
              SuperJames16  2 days back

              WOH! Chili smoke: don't breathe this.

              • Christopher Vargas
                Christopher Vargas  3 days back

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

                • sniperdragon707
                  sniperdragon707  3 days 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  3 days back

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

                    • thiccmacmeyers
                      thiccmacmeyers  4 days back

                      He likes meat chunks in his chili 🤢

                      • Kr0d67
                        Kr0d67  5 days back

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

                        • dead eyes
                          dead eyes  6 days 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  6 days 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  7 days back

                              1:35 The West Wing playing in the background

                              • Lewis Whelan
                                Lewis Whelan  7 days 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  1 weeks back

                                  3 quarters ground H U M A N

                                  • Henry Honoret
                                    Henry Honoret  1 weeks back

                                    Ahhh vintage Babish

                                    • Sauli
                                      Sauli  1 weeks back

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

                                      • Some GuyOnReefer
                                        Some GuyOnReefer  1 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  1 weeks back

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

                                          • landon boyd
                                            landon boyd  1 weeks back

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

                                            • landon boyd
                                              landon boyd  1 weeks back

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

                                              • Marcel Negrete
                                                Marcel Negrete  1 weeks back

                                                Thought I was watching Frasier for a second

                                                • Kevman007
                                                  Kevman007  1 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  1 weeks back

                                                    I felt so bad after seeing that scene lol

                                                    • Thomas Black
                                                      Thomas Black  1 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...

                                                      • Jonathan Engel
                                                        Jonathan Engel  2 weeks back

                                                        El ten eleven ❤️

                                                        • Kevin Rowley
                                                          Kevin Rowley  2 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                        • Nelsonramos21
                                                          Nelsonramos21  2 weeks back

                                                          So is this dish part of the Clean Carpet club

                                                          • Nelsonramos21
                                                            Nelsonramos21  5 days back

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

                                                          • Luigi Bautista
                                                            Luigi Bautista  5 days back


                                                          • Thomas B.
                                                            Thomas B.  1 weeks back

                                                            asking my self the same thing 🤔

                                                        • Zachary Sanders
                                                          Zachary Sanders  2 weeks back

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

                                                          • Kmart Radio
                                                            Kmart Radio  2 weeks back

                                                            A video about the office

                                                            :plays Frasier music at the beginning

                                                            • Jon Hurd
                                                              Jon Hurd  2 weeks back

                                                              I’m definitely not the first person to say it but... love that you watch the west wing. Also trimming the meat. I abhor gristle.

                                                              • Eliott Cogan
                                                                Eliott Cogan  2 weeks back

                                                                Can we have Cartman’s chili next ?

                                                                • Apollo king
                                                                  Apollo king  2 weeks back

                                                                  your awesome man!!

                                                                  • Sauce Saw
                                                                    Sauce Saw  2 weeks back

                                                                    Could you do an office special

                                                                    • Xxblackoutxx154
                                                                      Xxblackoutxx154  3 weeks back

                                                                      Who else actually tried to tap on the chillies

                                                                      • Anthony Beaudry
                                                                        Anthony Beaudry  3 weeks back

                                                                        you lost me at cocoa powder

                                                                        • Alec Maltz
                                                                          Alec Maltz  3 weeks back

                                                                          See he gets it. Everyone is like wear gloves when you chop chilis in case you touch your eyes. I never touch my eyes, I pee all the time. It’s not my eyes I’m worried about.

                                                                          Also, dried whole chilies are a must in chili. That flavorless powder is disgusting, regardless of the brand.

                                                                          • BadHiVal
                                                                            BadHiVal  3 weeks back

                                                                            Didn’t use the right kind of chillies 0/10 not Kevin’s chilli

                                                                            • Ian McEwan
                                                                              Ian McEwan  3 weeks back

                                                                              1:33 that was so spicy that I could taste it

                                                                              • Johnny Junior Rodriguez

                                                                                Did you just use the West Wing intro for your outro??

                                                                                • Wooster Shire
                                                                                  Wooster Shire  3 weeks back

                                                                                  This man is really fond of the.... fond.

                                                                                  • BLV
                                                                                    BLV  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Can you please try your best to dissect Skyline Chill 3 way? ITs probably the best chill and no one knows how to make it. Put your tastebuds to the test Big B!

                                                                                    • S1L3NT G4M3R
                                                                                      S1L3NT G4M3R  4 weeks back


                                                                                      • Kayla Egas
                                                                                        Kayla Egas  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Use gloves when handling a lot of jalapeño peppers too! I made jalapeño poppers for date night, needless to say that was quite the eventful “night”

                                                                                        • Plebtile
                                                                                          Plebtile  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Lol, was gonna say you forgot the most important ingredient before you poured it on the carpet. Still probably not as flavourful as the scranton branch carpet though.

                                                                                          • India Master
                                                                                            India Master  4 weeks back

                                                                                            West wing in the background!!!!

                                                                                            • Evan Garber
                                                                                              Evan Garber  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Gotta love west wing in the background