Friday, January 31, 2014

Recipe for my award winning chili just in time for the Super Bowl.

Years ago I was talked into entering my chili into a Chili cook off. There were 26 contestants in the amateur category   who have done this for a while. Since I felt there was no chance of me winning I had a great time with out the stress. You should of seen my face when they called my name. Getting the trophy was great ,but the best part was the great time I had.
Heidi has been trying to get me to post the recipe for years. I made a batch for the guys at my husbands work since then people have been wanting the recipe .  I thought the Super Bowl was a great time to finally post it. This makes a big batch ,that you can cut in half.
 Tail Gate Chili
2 pounds of hamburger
1 pound of Italian sausage. You can also use regular sausage,Don't use breakfast sausage.
4 (15 oz) cans of bushes chili beans. Don't drain
2 (28 oz) can of fire roasted tomatoes with juice.
1 (6) can of tomato paste
1 large yellow onion chopped
3 celery stalks chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 red pepper chopped
3 Ortega Chilis chopped
4 cubes beef bouilion
A bottle of beer. I use Bud
1 tablespoon of chipolata chili powder. If you use regular chili powder you may need to add more. You will also have less of the smoky flavor.
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 to 3 splashes of green Tabasco
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sugar

 Cook your burger and sausage till done.Put everything in a big pot and simmer for 2 hours. Let set in frig over night so flavors can blend. You can eat it that night, but its so much better the next day. Serve with chips and shred cheese.Add a dab of sour cream if you like.


  1. I will be making that for sure tomorrow, lol only cause I cannot wait till sunday, so too bad for the for sharing fab recipe

  2. This sounds so good! I have to make it! thanks for sharing Michelle.

  3. That sounds good for today. Rainy and slush and cold today.

  4. You have some ingredients I've never tried in chili before. Sounds good.

  5. Sounds wonderful with the fire roasted tomatoes, cumin and chili...oh, yeah and the BEER!! :)