Good chili from the great ol' state of TEXAS. Hope you enjoy this favorite of our family.

JOHN MITSCHKE
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, orange bell pepper, onion, and celery. Cook until tender. Place pork and beef in the pot, and cook until evenly brown. Drain grease.

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  • Mix serrano chile peppers, diced tomatoes, green chile peppers, tomato paste, kidney beans, garlic, lime juice, tequila, and beer into the pot. Season with chili powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts

485 calories; 21.7 g total fat; 95 mg cholesterol; 877 mg sodium. 30.5 g carbohydrates; 33.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
Friends said this was the best chili they had ever eaten. I did make some changes, I browned the meats together then drained and added other ingrediants. I added alot more cumin and chili powder. I didn't add the beer or tequila as that's just not something I have readily available in my cupboard but I think I will try to have on hand next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2006
This needed work. As is; it's basically a tomato based soup. Very sweet. Had to triple (or more)the chili powder and cumin to get it to taste like "chili". I am from Texas and having a few Chili cook-offs under my belt this is nothing like the chili's that are indicative of the region. I did like the beer in it and will probably work that into my favorite Chili recipe but I won't make this one again. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
Friends said this was the best chili they had ever eaten. I did make some changes, I browned the meats together then drained and added other ingrediants. I added alot more cumin and chili powder. I didn't add the beer or tequila as that's just not something I have readily available in my cupboard but I think I will try to have on hand next time. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
Friends said this was the best chili they had ever eaten. I did make some changes, I browned the meats together then drained and added other ingrediants. I added alot more cumin and chili powder. I didn't add the beer or tequila as that's just not something I have readily available in my cupboard but I think I will try to have on hand next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2005
excellent chili. the great smells in the kitchen made everyone hungry. i added a little extreme-hot-sauce and it was a total success. i served with some rolls and some thinly grated chedder. i'm going to make this on more than one football weekend this fall/winter. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2006
This needed work. As is; it's basically a tomato based soup. Very sweet. Had to triple (or more)the chili powder and cumin to get it to taste like "chili". I am from Texas and having a few Chili cook-offs under my belt this is nothing like the chili's that are indicative of the region. I did like the beer in it and will probably work that into my favorite Chili recipe but I won't make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2006
This was a good chili but you definitely have to add more chili powder and cumin... I also added some tobasco and extra chilis - there was virtually no heat. Also it probably only needs about 2 - 2.5 hours of simmering with the lid on... I simmered mine for 3 hours and it lost most of the juice. I can't imagine how dry it would be after 5 hours! Not bad though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2006
Very good recipe. I have a wonderful recipe already but wanted to try something new. Was a nice change of pace! I did alter a little thou... I added a decent amount of Franks Red Hot. Also added 1 Habenero 1 Red Chili in addition to the current pepper order. WIth the meats I also did seperatly. My sausage weight was around 2.5lbs and 2lbs of beef. sausage i removed the skin and pan fried then ran through the food processor for a more even texture. I boiled the beef and ran through the food processor as well. Only other thing was more chili pepper was needed in my opinion but the recipe is a good starting area:) like any recipe season to taste. Hope you all enjoy this recipe as well Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2006
This was OK...needs a bit more spunk though. The scandinavian eaters loved it though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2006
Amazing chili!! I used turkey sausage instead of pork and cut the serrranos down because I was serving this to kids as well as adults. Everyone including my fellow Texans thought it was superb. Will be making again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2006
Fantastic made this for the first time about a month ago. It went over so well It will be the center of attention for my super bowl party. I will go a little easy on the heat If you like it real hot you can always add later. The only thing I did different was brown the meats in a seperate sauce pan drain off then add to veggies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2011
This was delicious. Substituted jalapeno's for the serrano peppers. Read More
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