Prize-Winning Chili

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I won a chili cook-off with this recipe in Tennessee in 1996. My family and friends all love this chili. It is requested for all family get-togethers. Great dish for a chilly day.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (Optional)

  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, undrained

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add sausage and ground beef; continue to cook and stir until meat is browned and crumbly, about 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Season meat mixture with chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Add pinto beans, tomatoes, and water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

341 Calories
19g Fat
18g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 341
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 924mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 23mg 116%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 608mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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