My Triple Cook-Off Winning Chili

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

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

The Cook

Kelly Williams Recipe
x5
Well Seasoned
Forked River, NJ (pop. 66,620)
Wildflours
Member Since Jul 2011
Kelly's notes for this recipe:
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!!)
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This recipe had the right amount of heat! The flavors blend well and it has fast become a favorite of many on the Crew!

Directions

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
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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Dec 21, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Dec 21, 2011
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user Kelly Williams Wildflours - Dec 21, 2011
I am in 7th heaven!!!!!!!! THANK YOU all so very much!!!!! Wow...I'm completely at a loss for words...now I'm tearing up. Omg, I'm such a sap!! LOL!!! Bless your hearts! Thank you!! :D It means more than you know! ;)
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Dec 27, 2011
Congratulations on your 2nd blue ribbon! This is an awesome chili recipe...SAVED!!! sw☺
user Kelly Williams Wildflours - Dec 27, 2011
Thanks, Sherri!! :D :D Worked *VERY* hard on it for years! Do hope you try it! :D Have a Happy New Year!! :D

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