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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

341 calories; protein 22.3g 45% DV; carbohydrates 17.9g 6% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 66mg 22% DV; sodium 923.7mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2016
This chili was so good. I followed the recipe as written. I will definitely make this chili again. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2014
Prize-winning Chili Haiku: "Did a little swap. (But stayed true to recipe.) Good just not awesome." Not a fan of the pinto bean I replaced those w/ kidney beans; otherwise was faithful to the recipe as written and thought it was a little more "yawn" than "yay." Sriracha sauce to the rescue! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2014
Prize-winning Chili Haiku: "Did a little swap. (But stayed true to recipe.) Good just not awesome." Not a fan of the pinto bean I replaced those w/ kidney beans; otherwise was faithful to the recipe as written and thought it was a little more "yawn" than "yay." Sriracha sauce to the rescue! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2016
Amazing and easy to do Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2014
This is my go-to chili recipe. I love the mix of ground beef and italian sausage. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2016
This chili was so good. I followed the recipe as written. I will definitely make this chili again. Read More
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