Tailgate Chili for the Return of Football Season
Try this amazing chili recipe that is sure to make your Sundays a whole lot better.
Breathe easy everyone because football is back this Thursday as the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in a Super Bowl rematch! It can’t be any worse than the Super Bowl, and Cam Newton has something to prove this time around–so it’s bound to be a classic week 1.
Prep time: 2 hours 30 minutes
- 2 pounds ground beef chuck
- 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 3 (15 ounce) cans chili beans, drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce
- 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon bacon bits
- 4 cubes beef bouillon
- 1/2 cup beer
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 (10.5 ounce) bag corn chips such as Fritos®
- 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
- Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck and sausage into the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.
- Pour in the chili beans, diced tomatoes, spicy chili beans, and tomato paste. Add the onion, celery, chile peppers, bouillon, green and red bell peppers, bacon bits, and beer. Season with garlic, oregano, chili powder, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, basil, hot pepper sauce, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring every now and then.
- After 2 hours, taste, and adjust pepper, chili powder, and salt as you see fit. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste. Remove from heat and serve.
- To serve, ladle into bowls, and top with corn chips and shredded Cheddar cheese.
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