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Champion Chili

(9 Votes)
Updated February 03, 2017
3 Hr 5 Min

In the Heartland, Champion Chili's a definite winner! (And your family'll feel like the biggest winners when they taste this.)

What You'll Need:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium-sized onions, diced
  • 1 medium-sized green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large celery stalk, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 pounds lean ground meat
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup (3-ounce bottle) chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (or to taste)
  • 6 ounces (1/2 a 12-ounce can) beer
  • 1 1/2 cups club soda or mineral water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:
  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onions, green pepper, and celery just until soft. Add garlic and meat; break up meat and cook until it browns completely. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 3 hours, stirring often.
  3. Remove bay leaves before serving.

How about having this on hand with a loaf of crusty bread for your weekend at home?

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This is good!

Club soda?

i replaced the club soda with more beer.

Can I use a crock pot and what is the recommended cooking time & setting?

kenflancaster: did you use all the seasoning as listed? Seems like way too much spices to me. Is it kid friendly spices?

Yes, there are a lot of spices. But look at the volume. I believe that the spices will be diluted out. I can't handle things too spicy either. But this looks Ok.


Added red kidney beans and this was by far the best chili I've ever had! This is a keeper!

what is this. way to many ingredients. looks like yankee chili with beans and tomatoes again. i'll try it because of the comment from kenflancaster. i like things simple, but this ain't texas chili.

I made one addition to this recipe and we found this chili to be the best we have ever made. I added one 16 oz. can of S&W kidney beans to the recipe and they were delicious. Eveleen Lancaster


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