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The Office: Kevin's Famous Chili Recipe Discovered In Peacock's Terms Of Service

You can make the family recipe passed down for generations at home--just don't spill it like Kevin did!


Kevin Malone's family chili recipe has been discovered in the Peacock terms of use, and it's a pretty neat Easter egg, of sorts, for fans of the popular workplace comedy The Office.

In a viral video posted on TikTok, user Mckenzie Floyd reveals that Peacock's terms of use are actually hiding Kevin's chili recipe--you remember, the one he proudly brought into work and then promptly proceeded to spill all over the floor? Yeah, that's the one.

@mckenziefloyd Is it because no one ever reads these?? 😂 @Peacock TV ♬ original sound - Mckenzie Floyd

The Peacock terms are also posted online (via DailyDot) with the recipe buried in all the legalese. "Enjoy! While we wish you could dish us up a bowlful (without spilling it all over our reception area, naturally), feel free to share this recipe (tagging @peacocktv, of course). And now, back to your regularly scheduled legal document," the terms state.

As for the recipe itself--the full list of ingredients and directions can be seen below--it calls for everything you'd expect, including beef and plenty of spices. The recipe also lists two 12.oz bottles of beer, but the rest is pretty standard--and delicious--stuff.

As Kevin Malone told us in the Season 5, Episode 26 episode, "Casual Friday," the trick is to undercook the onions. "It's a recipe passed down from Malones for generations. It's probably the thing I do best," Malone said in the hilarious cold opening. The best part is Malone says all this as the camera shows him spilling the chili all over the floor and making a gigantic mess.

Even if you're like me and have watched this video a great many times, it remains funny on a re-watch. Check it out:

Before this, it was discovered that Peacock's terms of use contained a recipe for cake. All of this isn't too unusual, as some companies like to have fun with their legal documents in this way. For example, Amazon Games included a clause in its terms that explains how aliens and robots can play Lost Ark, but only after they have overtaken the planet.

Kevin's Family Chili Recipe


  • 4 dried ancho chiles
  • 2 Tbs neutral oil (vegetable, canola or grapeseed)
  • 3 lbs ground beef (80/20 or 85/15 lean)
  • 2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 large jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 2 12 oz. bottles of beer (lager or pale ale)
  • 3 cans Pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 2 ½ cups chopped ripe tomatoes
  • 2 Tbs kosher salt
  • Chopped scallions, shredded Jack cheese and sour cream for topping


  • Tear ancho chiles into pieces, discarding seeds and stems. In a large heavy pot or Dutch oven, toast chiles over medium-high, stirring occasionally until very fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer toasted ancho chiles to a food processor or spice mill and process until very finely ground. Set aside.
  • Add oil to pot and heat over medium-high. Add ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally to break beef into small pieces, until well browned (about 6 minutes). Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef to a plate and set aside.
  • Add onion to pot and cook briefly over medium-high until barely softened, about 2 minutes. The secret is to undercook the onions.
  • Using a garlic press, press garlic directly into the pot, 1 clove at a time. Then stir in jalapeños, oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper and tomato paste. Stir and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add beer and continue to cook, stirring and scraping the pan, about 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, put beans in a large bowl and mash briefly with a potato masher until broken up but not fully mashed.
  • Add mashed beans, stock, tomatoes, salt, and cooked beef to pot. Cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low to maintain simmer and cook 2 hours so everything gets to know each other in the pot. Remove from heat, uncover and let stand at least 1 hour (can also be refrigerated 8 hours or overnight).
  • Reheat gently, taste and add more salt if necessary, and serve with your favorite toppings. We recommend chopped scallions, shredded Jack cheese and sour cream.

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