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Healthier Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars
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"This chili has always been great during football season--and the rest of the year! But I like to make it a little healthier by reducing the fat and sodium content. Sprinkle with red onion, cilantro or diced avocado (optional)."
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Ingredients

2 h 30 m servings 474
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Crumble ground beef and chicken sausage into a large stock pot over medium-high heat; cook and stir until evenly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  2. Pour in chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Add onion, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, chile peppers, and beer. Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, ground pepper, cayenne, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for at least 2 hours.
  3. Taste and adjust salt, ground pepper, and chili powder in necessary, after 2 hours. Ladle into bowls and top with baked tortilla chips to serve.

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 474 calories; 19.8 44.9 32 67 1588 Full nutrition

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I made this recipe and the regular Boilermaker at the same time. I omitted beer and used broth instead because I don't cook with alcohol. Everyone loved both. More importantly, the healthier ve...

Most helpful critical review

Bland, almost inedible. I always make the normal "boilermaker" but wanted to save a few calories. When it tasted to drab I compared ingredients it literally lacks two from the other recipe: 1 tb...

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I made this recipe and the regular Boilermaker at the same time. I omitted beer and used broth instead because I don't cook with alcohol. Everyone loved both. More importantly, the healthier ve...

This has now become my "go-to" Chilli. It is rich and delicious. Full of flavours that make us ask for seconds and thirds.

This is our chili recipe. Easy, healthi-er, and the fam loves it!

Bland, almost inedible. I always make the normal "boilermaker" but wanted to save a few calories. When it tasted to drab I compared ingredients it literally lacks two from the other recipe: 1 tb...

Made this today and by far it has been the best chili that I have ever made!!! I used fire roasted diced tomatoes and ground turkey instead of the ground beef. Also, I added chipotle hot sauce...

This recipe was wonderful! followed the recipe exactly but left out all meat and used dried beans instead of canned. great alternative for a vegetarian

Love the healthy version! Tastes the same as the regular boilermaker chili!!

I made this chili for Super Bowl and everyone loved it! The only response I got from a few was it could use more salt, but to me it was great. I couldn't find the beans listed so I just used k...

Loved this recipe and may be my new go-to! I substituted all meat with pulled chicken, used a combo of black beans, pinto beans and chickpeas (since that's what I had on-hand) added a small can ...