My Triple Cook-Off Winning Chili

Kelly Williams Recipe

By Kelly Williams Wildflours

I used to love to participate in chili cook-offs, sooo much fun! But haven't done one in years. So, sharing my triple-winning recipe! (I've actually won 4, but this is the recipe that won 3 years in a row.) More than happy to share! Enjoy!! :D

(VERY old photo by me...I really need to take some new ones!!)


Recipe Rating:
 19 Ratings
Serves:
about 8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This recipe had the right amount of heat! The flavors blend well and it has fast become a favorite of many on the Crew!

Ingredients

SAUTE, DRAIN GREASE:
3 lb
lean hamburger
1
green bell pepper, diced
1
red bell pepper, diced
4-8
fresh jalapenos, diced small (add as many as you like for heat, but add at least 4 for mild for the kiddos. *i usually add all 8 for hotter!)
1
large onion, diced large
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste (start with about a tsp. each salt and garlic powder and a 1/2 tsp. pepper. you'll be adding more later.)
DUMP INTO CROCK POT OR LARGE STOCK POT AND ADD:
1/3 c
good chili powder, just don't use the el cheapo stuff
1 3/4 c
ketchup, i use heinz
3 Tbsp
lemon juice concentrate
1/3 c
dark brown sugar, can sub light but i just don't even buy that kind anymore because it always turns into a brick
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce, i use lea & perrins
2 tsp
regular white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp
yellow table mustard, french's
1 1/2 Tbsp
cumin
3 c
spicy hot v8 juice
1 (16 oz.)
can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained first in a colander til no longer foamy/bubbly
2 (8 oz.)
pkgs. fresh sliced mushrooms
2
(14 1/2 oz.) cans del monte original stewed tomatoes, with the juice. crush tomatoes with hands as you add.
1 c
beef bouillon, i use superior touch better than bouillon beef base
*more salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Stir all, and bring just to a low simmer, reduce heat and cook for at least 1 1/2 hours on low. Stir gently and occaisionally. You can do this on the stove or in a large crock pot, either way works.
2
Thick, rich, slightly sweet/slightly hot chili! Very unique! Enjoy!! :D

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #southwestern