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Prize Winning Chili

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars
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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. Serve with shredded cheese and crackers."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 242
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat; cook and stir onion and green bell pepper in hot oil until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add sausage and ground beef to onion mixture; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  2. Mix pinto beans, diced tomatoes, water, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt into sausage-beef mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until flavors have blended, about 1 hour.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Ground turkey can be used in place of ground beef.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 242 calories; 14.3 12.8 14.8 44 616 Full nutrition

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This was a nice change from my go-to chili recipe. It was quick to get together and didn't have an excessive amount of ingredients like some chili recipes do. For extra flavor, I added 1/2 tsp. ...

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Not enough liquid. We added 12 oz. of beer and 11.5 oz. of tomato juice. Next time will cut back on the beer or maybe use some red wine instead. The flavor turned out wonderful, but am wonder...

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This was a nice change from my go-to chili recipe. It was quick to get together and didn't have an excessive amount of ingredients like some chili recipes do. For extra flavor, I added 1/2 tsp. ...

This was perfect for a chilly Fall evening. I followed the recipe as written, but omitted the optional jalapeno pepper: the hot Italian sausage I used, paired with the cayenne pepper, gave it ...

Simple, easy, and delicious. I had only meant to make this once, but it has been so popular, I have been making it every week for three weeks. Even my 11 year old niece can't get enough.

I won the chili contest in our small group with this recipe. I did had another tablespoon of chili powder and a teaspoon of red pepper. It was very good. This will be my go too recipe. Oh I also...

I added one can of pinto beans, and one can of black bean, and also a can of whole corn. Also, I added another 15 oz. can of tomatoes. I can honestly say, this is my new favorite of all time. ...

Great easy recipe. Added a little yellow, red, and orange peppers for color. Also added small can of petite diced tomatoes with jalapeno instead of adding jalapeno. Loved it!!

Good chili! I didn't have any diced tomatoes on hand, so I used 1 can of whole tomatoes and 1 can of tomato soup. I had to add extra spice to it, so I added more chili powder, garlic, and cumi...

I made this on a chilly Washington state day. It was great! I followed the recipe except I added a little more chill powder and a bit of cumin. AND of course, it was even better the next day....

Not enough liquid. We added 12 oz. of beer and 11.5 oz. of tomato juice. Next time will cut back on the beer or maybe use some red wine instead. The flavor turned out wonderful, but am wonder...