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 • 2 800

  • Finlay A
    Finlay A  4 hours back

    I think it’s funny the Americans say larger

    • Lil Toasty
      Lil Toasty  11 hours 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  14 hours back

        el ten eleven!!!!

        • Tyler Dixon
          Tyler Dixon  2 days 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  2 days back

            Do the regular show chili

            • Thubelihle Sibiya
              Thubelihle Sibiya  4 days back

              Wait what are those peppers

              • lilshortkid100
                lilshortkid100  5 days back

                I love the West Wing playing in the background.

                • NoOne Really
                  NoOne Really  6 days back


                  • rjisthatguy
                    rjisthatguy  6 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  6 days back

                      Undercook the onions

                      • Christian Stevenson
                        Christian Stevenson  7 days back

                        Now I know Babish loves West Wing!

                        • SuperJames16
                          SuperJames16  7 days back

                          WOH! Chili smoke: don't breathe this.

                          • A P
                            A P  2 days back

                            Absolutely iconic 😍

                        • Christopher Vargas
                          Christopher Vargas  1 weeks back

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

                          • sniperdragon707
                            sniperdragon707  1 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  1 weeks back

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

                              • thiccmacmeyers
                                thiccmacmeyers  1 weeks back

                                He likes meat chunks in his chili 🤢

                                • Kr0d67
                                  Kr0d67  1 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                • Some GuyOnReefer
                                                  Some GuyOnReefer  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                    • landon boyd
                                                      landon boyd  2 weeks back

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

                                                      • landon boyd
                                                        landon boyd  2 weeks back

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

                                                        • Marcel Negrete
                                                          Marcel Negrete  2 weeks back

                                                          Thought I was watching Frasier for a second

                                                          • Kevman007
                                                            Kevman007  2 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  2 weeks back

                                                              I felt so bad after seeing that scene lol

                                                              • Thomas Black
                                                                Thomas Black  2 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...

                                                                • Salivar Ravilas
                                                                  Salivar Ravilas  1 days back

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

                                                              • 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  2 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                  • Luigi Bautista
                                                                    Luigi Bautista  1 weeks back


                                                                  • Thomas B.
                                                                    Thomas B.  2 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  3 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  3 weeks back

                                                                        Can we have Cartman’s chili next ?

                                                                        • Apollo king
                                                                          Apollo king  3 weeks back

                                                                          your awesome man!!

                                                                          • Sauce Saw
                                                                            Sauce Saw  3 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  4 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  4 weeks back

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

                                                                                    • Ian McEwan
                                                                                      Ian McEwan  4 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  4 weeks back

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