Brian Baumgartner’s ‘Brian’s Seriously Good Chili Recipe’ plus tips

Brian Baumgartner is leaning into his “chili guy” identity that formed as a result of the iconic scene in NBC’s “The Office” where his character, Kevin Malone, spills a full vat of the stuff all over the office floor. 

In his “Seriously Good Chili Cookbook: 177 of the Best Recipes in the World Recipes,” out now, Baumgartner shares recipes from chili cook off-winners, chefs and restaurant owners.

While he hasn’t tried every recipe included in the cookbook, he has tried many — and shared his own formula dubbed “Brian’s Seriously Good Chili Recipe” in the cookbook.

Regardless of what recipe you test out, Baumgartner has a couple chili-making secrets he shares with USA TODAY.

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