Award Winning Chili

Judi Harris-Nulle

By
@winningrecipes

At the last minute, I decided to enter the Montana Wild West Fest Chili Cook-off on August 14, 2010. I found a recipe on-line and played with it and ended up winning Third Place!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

AWARD WINNING CHILI

2 can(s)
(14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with onions, garlic & oregano
1 can(s)
(14.5 ounces) tomato sauce
1/4 c
white wine
4
slices applewood smoked bacon, cut into pieces
1 1/2 lb
ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped
1/2 - 1 pkg
(1.25 ounces) chili seasoning mix - depends on how spicy you like it
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
salt-free mrs. dash's original seasoning blend
1 tsp
emeril's original essence seasoning
1 1/2 tsp
weber gourmet burger seasoning
1/2 can(s)
(15 ounce) carrots, chopped
2 can(s)
(15 ounce) kidney beans, drained
3
squirts worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels and drain. Cook beef, onions, and chili seasoning mix, and seasonings in bacon grease until brown (don't drain; this adds more flavor to the chili). Cook together until beef is done.
2
Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, bacon, carrots, kidney beans, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to the beef mixture. Cook for 20 minutes on low-medium heat to blend the flavors.
3
Notes: Use a white wine that you like to drink; Chardonnay is good.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Soups, Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy