Super Bowl Award Winning Chili Beans

Joyce Newman Recipe

By Joyce Newman 1Artsy1

6 to 8
20 Min
2 Hr
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

My personal recipe for spicy chili beans won a "Chili Cook Off" at a Super Bowl party. There were 10 crock pots full of chili in the cook off, mine took first place! Most people think that these chili beans have just the right amount of kick! The flavor of these beans are really good, even if you choose to omit or reduce the amount of cayenne pepper if you prefer milder chili beans. When making a larger pot of chili beans, use the larger quantities of ingredients, less quantity, the lesser side of ingredients.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Just the right balance of heat and flavor. A wonderfully solid chili for the hearty eaters in your life.


1 1/2-2 lb
lean ground beef or turkey. (beef was used in the cook off)
1-2 can(s)
s&w chili beans or pinto beans, add 1 can of black beans for variety and a larger pot of chili. (i prefer the 50% less sodium)
1 can(s)
s&w kidney beans (store brand is fine for all the beans)
1-2 can(s)
diced tomatoes with green chilies or mexican style. (for a larger pot of chili, add 2 cans of tomatoes)
1 1/4 can(s)
14 oz. tomato sauce
1 small
can tomato paste with italian seasoning
1 can(s)
7 oz. green chilies, diced
red bell pepper
1 medium
yellow onion, diced
1 tsp
garlic, minced (from jar)
1/4 c
mezzetta tamed jalapenos (jar), minced
2 Tbsp
chili powder
1 1/2-2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
mexican oregano
1/2-1 tsp
cayenne pepper, optional
salt & pepper, optional, or to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Drizzle about a Tbsp. of olive oil or canola oil in a large stock pot on the stove and heat to med-high temp. Saute onion, jalapenos, and garlic until onions are almost clear.
Mince lean ground beef and cook with the onion mixture.
Salt & pepper to taste. Add Mexican oregano and stir to blend.
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, green chiles, including the liquid from the tomatoes. Stir to incorporate.
Drain the liquid from all of the beans. Pour beans into the chili mixture and stir well.
If you have time to tend to the beans you can leave them in the stock pot. Let the chili beans simmer for 1-2 hours. Make sure to stir periodically. Otherwise, put the chili mixture & beans into a slow cooker for 4 - 6 hours on low, then on warm until ready to serve.
Optional: Serve with corn bread, Fritos scoops, shredded cheddar/jack or mexican blend cheeses, and sour cream.
Steps 1 , 2 & 3 are done in a large skillet or large saute pan instead of a stock pot.
Pour the ingredients into slow cooker or crockpot and continue with steps 4 & 5.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Loretta Jasper loretta7333
Jan 3, 2012
Love, this recipe, Joyce, thanks for sharing...I'm saving this and printing it I am planning a "Chili Feed" for Super Bowl Sunday...
Joyce Newman 1Artsy1
Jan 6, 2012
Awesome! I'm making my chili beans for Bowl Sunday Party as well!
Joyce Newman 1Artsy1
Jan 6, 2012
I guess I should make it a practice to read my comments before I submit them! lol! I'm making my chili beans for a Super Bowl Party! ;)
Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Jan 18, 2012
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

Just the right balance of heat and flavor. A wonderfully solid chili for the hearty eaters in your life.
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deb baldwin messinthekitchen
Jan 18, 2012
Joyce, Congratulations on your blue ribbon!
Joyce Newman 1Artsy1
Jan 26, 2012
Thank you test kitchen, for the blue ribbon! :)
Gail Gilbert gg123
Jan 27, 2012
Hmmm..I can picture you making this for our next wine tasting trip! Congrats on your Blue Ribbon!
Joyce Newman 1Artsy1
Jan 29, 2012
Thanks Gail! The chili beans for dinner on Saturday night after wine tasting is the perfect dinner to come back to in the RV!
Vicki Lohman QueenVicki
Jan 31, 2012
I loved how you took a picture of each step and even took a picture of the cans you used for the recipe! I am a visual person. Thanks!
Kelly Wulff truckee
Feb 1, 2012
Hope you're doing your wine tasting in Plymouth & staying at the 49'r RV Park....those beans sound great!!
Jackie Mento LivesToEat
Feb 1, 2012
looks delish! congrats on your blue ribbon!!!!!!!!!!
Joyce Newman 1Artsy1
Feb 6, 2012
Kelly, we love to go wine tasting in the Plymouth area (Amador County) The 49er RV park looks like an awesome place to stay, however we have good friends that live up the road in Fiddletown! ;)
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