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Chuck's Come On Ice Cream (or Night of the Red Death) Chili

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

"Beef and pork sirloin rubbed with many seasonings, marinated, then simmered with tomato, onion, garlic, salsa and the right bite of jalapeno chile peppers. Come on, ice cream! The best chili I have ever tasted. My cousin Chuck's recipe. The secret is in the meat seasoning! A must for any chili lover!"
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5 h servings 414
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. To Marinate: The day before preparing the chili, in a large bowl mix together the sage, thyme, basil, marjoram, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Cut beef and pork into 1/2 inch cubes and add to bowl. Mix meat and seasoning together, cover bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  2. To Make Chili: Begin to heat tomatoes, tomato sauce, salsa and 2 teaspoons chili powder in a large pot over medium low heat. Meanwhile, heat bacon grease in a large skillet over medium heat. Add jalapeno peppers and saute until soft, 1 to 2 minutes, then add them to large pot.
  3. In same skillet fry beef and pork with onion and garlic, in small batches, about 15 to 20 minutes each. As each batch is done add to large pot.
  4. When all ingredients are in the large pot, season with salt to taste. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for about 3 hours.
  5. After eating chili, eat ice cream and say "Come on, ice cream!"


  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 414 calories; 20.1 17 41.8 124 1390 Full nutrition

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Absolutely the MOST FANTASTIC chili! I serve it every other Friday night when my husband and I entertain 8 very hungry, very chili-loving guys. I have never cooked a better chili recipe - not ...

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I'm not really into super hot stuff so I didn't add the jalapenos. That could be why I didn't think it was as good as everyone else. I was looking for a beanless chili and thought I'd try this o...

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Absolutely the MOST FANTASTIC chili! I serve it every other Friday night when my husband and I entertain 8 very hungry, very chili-loving guys. I have never cooked a better chili recipe - not ...

Fantastic recipe! I actually won a chili cook-off using this one. Be sure to only use the amount of peppers you're comfortable with.

FANTASTIC!! Never made anything but a ground chuck chili before and now i'll never use ground chuck again. This was outstanding. Not too spicy...just a little kick. The key is letting the me...

This was made for my Murder Mystery. Everyone absolutely loved it. I bought ground beef sirloin and ground pork instead of the chunks and it came out perfect! I also substituted bottled chopp...

Very good! I added chili beans and celery too.

This was a good chili. I was expecting something more with all the rave reviews but wasn't blown off my feet (perhaps my expectations are the problem? ; ) ). Still, we'll eat it again and enjo...

Awesome is all I can say about this chili! I made it for a pot luck and work and left with an empty bowl. I added two large cans of pinto beans since I didn't have time to cook my own, which wor...

Yes! Thank you! I was looking for a chili without ground beef. This is excellent. I let the prepared rubbed meat sit for a day in refrigerator. I reduced the spice because the "Red Death" tit...

My husband makes this chili...he always says "real chili doesn't have beans or ground beef in it!" I personally like the beans and beef. But this is a nice change from my normal chili (could be ...