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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
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January 31, 2007

My husband loved this chili. I will definitely make again. I used 1 lb ground HOT italian turkey sausage, 1 lb HOT italian pork sausage and 1 lb ground round. It turned out to be a wonderful flavor combination and much more healthy than 3 lbs of beef. Since there were so many spices already in my HOT sausage blends I omitted the extra peppers and tabasco. It was still quite spicy. I cut the chili powder down to 3 Tablespoons. I was worried the full 4 T (=1/4 cup) would be too overpowering and mask the other flavors. I also used a whole can of beer. I didn't have any tomato paste so I used 2 small cans of tomato sauce. For the diced tomatoes I used 4 of the regular 14 oz cans - 1 petite diced and 3 regular size diced with chili spices included. I also added a fifth can of petite diced which had lime juice and cilantro in it. I did not drain any of them. Turned out wonderfully. The flavors were great and the tomatoes of different sizes cooked up for great texture. You can cetainly modify this recipe for your own tastes as far as spiceyness and heat. We like spicey chili but for my 5 year to eat it I have to go a little lighter on the spice. This recipe is difinitely worth the time and trouble. Will make again....and again! Thanks for sharing.

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