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

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




-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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Author opiered51 ( ago)
really NBC.. so sad love your vids!

Author Simran Burmi ( ago)
oh my god the carpet, I'm so excited to start this series!

Author CardTrickmedia ( ago)
I was just wondering as I don't like using alcohol when I cook (I personally don't like the taste), what could I use as a substitute to the larger?

Author Steven F ( ago)
Combining "The Office" and "The West Wing" while cooking...pretty sure you're my best friend.

Author enos ruiz ( ago)
I keep thinking you are saying freshly ground human xD

Author Dylan Roop ( ago)
Hey man! love your channel, just found it. great stuff.

Author iluvvsmp2 ( ago)
I'm getting the feeling you have really great *taste* in music 😀

Author MajorFletch ( ago)
sour cream bro

Author Somnolentjack ( ago)
Personally I enjoy cutting hot peppers and then masturbating. The burn is both painful but enjoyable.

Author Stefan Scali ( ago)
You bad ass motherfucker. Puttin it right on the carpet like that.
You got chops dude, love the channel! Keep up the good work bro!

Author Ryyuki Shikiza ( ago)
"One table spoon freshly ground human" at around 1:09 ish... I think I miss heard that.

Author Janet Prentice ( ago)
You definitely need to publish a book. Your videos are great!

Author Pam Pochel ( ago)
I still love the fact that you have all the fancy equipment in the world and don't have a garlic press. Adore your whole channel!!

Author AthleticKid65 ( ago)
Have you not tried habeñero peppers before making that video? Those things are insane, man! If you ever roast those things, be sure to open your windows before hand lol!

Author Journel Donovan ( ago)
the link doesnt work broh. :(

Author Alex Anthony ( ago)
When I grow my site we shall collab

Author Brandon Shaull ( ago)
I love your videos! Make more!

Author Katherine Henry ( ago)
Holy heck that chili looks good

Author rferguson89 ( ago)
Hopefully it's this West Wing ep in the background: "My youngest daughter Zoe is down from Hanover, I'm making chili for everybody."

Author Anjelica Tang ( ago)
This was amazing!!! Stupid question though - was it really spicy? I'm not good with spicy foods 😂

Author Chelsea Brogdon ( ago)
He was watching West Wing while he was making this!

Author Lucas Queiroz Morais ( ago)
don't watch this while stoned.

Author Jared Yeager ( ago)
Stop forgetting shit you pothead

Author Romil ( ago)
I love your videos man, they have a lot of personality and they're well-shot and edited

Author Henry Wilcox ( ago)
Make a mulligans steak from parks and rec

Author Sophie Ayala ( ago)

Author Natalya Ortiz ( ago)
Yay, I love the office but poor Kevin 😂😭

Author Kevin Kiker ( ago)
Normally to crush garlic I take a metal spatula and put the garlic under that and pound it once with your fist, voila crushed garlic, obviously use a wooden cutting board or plastic, glass ones might break doing this.

Author Wildmania ( ago)
Making this today, wish me luck boys.

Author Louis Gonzales ( ago)
I've eaten a habanero whole, worst time of my life

Author CPT Fields ( ago)
I absolutely love that you watch the West Wing while cooking.

Author Average602 ( ago)
why does this dudes voice sound so familiar? is he the you suck at cooking guy too?

Author dayang norrafida ( ago)
west wing soundtrack at the background? classic

Author J. Christine ( ago)
Holy shit 😂

Author Doc ( ago)
This man needs a restaurant where he serves this stuff!

Author Alan Pickrell ( ago)
El Ten Eleven :)

Author Fae Sutherland ( ago)
Love that you're watching West Wing in the background lol <333

Author Marlo Stanfield ( ago)
Just discovered this channel and I'm hooked!

Author MegaPillowmaster ( ago)
1:28 That's what happens when you don't do your research on peppers. '-'

Author jerrodkilla23 ( ago)
man I love this channel

Author Christian Nilsson ( ago)
Im trying it! Without carpet

Author Mr.Sanemon ( ago)
Beans don't belong in chili.

Author TheMadmanAndre ( ago)
"It was so good that I had another bite before I remembered that I could put some in a bowl."


Author GreyDevil ( ago)
Too bad there's beans in that chili

Author Gary ( ago)
Love this video AND the el ten eleven song in the background!

Author Judas iscarrot Supper star ( ago)
You should do Scott tenermen's parents children

Author Jennifer Marie Aardema ( ago)
The chef is freaking adorable. That pepper scene!

Author Chuckwagon524 ( ago)
Adding cinnamon adds a unique twist to chili and goes well with the beef. Common to coney island chili in Detroit.

Author Andrew Christopher ( ago)
you didn't make chili you made bean soup

Author Taylor Cattalini ( ago)
lol they took down the office video too

Author Gigaguenther ( ago)
oh by the way; does anyone know what kevin means when he says he "undercooks the onions so everyone is going to get to know each other in the pot?"

Author Elle ( ago)
Great Video! subbed.

Author Salem Mahmoud ( ago)
Thumbs up for The West Wing opening credits theme at the end.

Author productplacementads 24/7 ( ago)
Dude I found this channel today and I've watched everything. Great channel and now I'm addicted.

Author Kawika Avilla ( ago)
Dude you are great. Everything is hilarious, everything looks incredible, your videos is relaxing, and you're so crowd pleasing. I see you always make what your subs ask for. Andrew Rea a thousand years.

Author riceball23 ( ago)
Fuckin NBC

Author GlomeOme ( ago)
Definitely my new favourite channel, and not just for the post credit scenes.

Author Khai French ( ago)
nbc bitches

Author Aranu ( ago)
Man you gotta note what show you're referencing in the thumbnail! I love these vids but I dont know right off the bat from which show which does peak my interest!

Author Nia Marshall ( ago)
Do a good burger from Keenan and kel

Author Nia Marshall ( ago)
Make a krabby patty

Author Matt Barton ( ago)
I love the west wing theme song in the background. I, too, watch West Wing while I cook

Author Adam Ibrahim ( ago)
can you make a venison dish like from game of thrones or in the books they have a dish called sister's stew and there are a lot of recipes for it online

Author Mike Weisenberger ( ago)
Does Gary Hustwit know you are using his music?

Author Universe Salad ( ago)
What does ur tattoo depict,

Author ladynikkie ( ago)
1:39 at least it wasn't a ghost pepper your mouth would really be on fire also vitamin D or alcohol will kill the capsicum

Author SirNippleMoustache ( ago)
You should try Cartman's chilli

Author Patrick Palmer ( ago)
The ironic bit of this is the official video he linked to has been removed too, looks outstanding and tasty will be doing it myself!

Author entropy11 ( ago)
Pepper smoke! Don't breathe this!

Author Nick Abraham ( ago)
I hear that West Wing in the background at the end! President Bartlet's butterball hot line Turkey next??

Author Isaac Vuong ( ago)
Raw habenaros taste like industrial glue smells

Author Michael Dejesus ( ago)

Author fulLanaPanIC ( ago)
Awesome vid! Pet peeve: the brown bits are classically referred to as sucs. The sucs are used to create a type of fond via deglazing. Fond is generally stock.

Author Alexis San Javier ( ago)
I saw a couple of your videos but I immediately subscribed when I saw you eat the chili off the carpet 😂. The accuracy, bravo sir

Author snoopy 1500 ( ago)

Author Michael Klein ( ago)
what about 4am chili?

Author Romana98 ( ago)

Author bOde Man Meta ( ago)
Seriously? Habaneros are the best thing behind ghost peppers! I use at least four at every dinner meal.

Author Michael Scott ( ago)
After 3 videos you are my new favorite YouTuber! Subscribed!

Author wood ( ago)
always waft

Author strawman commenter ( ago)
who do people named rea make wanna subscribe and watch them touch meat

Author Mezzanine ( ago)
good video set to el ten eleven?
good stuff.

Author DreadedBread ( ago)
I'll never understand how this channel doesn't have more subs. That final touch with the carpet sent me over the edge. Quality stuff, keep up the amazing work!

Author Caleb ( ago)
Intro song?

Author JGreg ( ago)
Everything was perfect about this.

Author typhoonfire8 ( ago)
1:50 i'm gonna guess you touched some jalapenos and then touched your jalapenis and learned never to do that again right?

Author DCNightcrawler101 ( ago)
HEY WEST WING!!! btw love the show, currently on a channel binge.

Author n ( ago)
Dude, this channel is gold. I've just finished watching all of the Binging with Babish videos.

Author scorpion9500 ( ago)
Sir are you adopting?

Author lonewolf5460 ( ago)
American Habaneros are nowhere like Jamaican Scotch bonnet it's a cousin that's way better with more flavor minimum of one whole pepper goes into any meal

Author Wealthy Pepsi ( ago)
what? i dont remember the chili and ive seen all episodes

Author Alice Park ( ago)

Author LetsNeverPlayAgain ( ago)
You're supposed to add salt as an abrasive when you're crushing garlic with a knife otherwise it'll take ten times as long.

Author Mehmet Salih Bayrak ( ago)
You should have made Eric Cartman's chili instead.

Author Neon Kitty ( ago)
why not beef stock?

Author yin yang ( ago)
The trick is to undercook the onions

Author WuTang Gyarados ( ago)
Do Scott Tetherman's chili from South Park

Author Aisha Love ( ago)
I am so proud that you plated it on some carpet XD

Author Chris Garrett ( ago)
I have a challenge for you. Cartman's Chili.

Author Beau Remington ( ago)

that good stuff at the bottom of the pan, and thank you for understanding what makes Creole genuine.

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