There is nothing better to kickoff a game than the flavors of a Bloody Mary! This easy chili is beefy good....like a Bloody Bull version of the bloody mary drink...and will be great kept in a crockpot until serving time , or right on your tailgate burners at the game ! It is a Hail Mary pass me some more at our house ????
Sauté veggies in a nonstick 6 qt. stock or chili pot , until translucent over medium-high heat. Add meat and brown with the veggies. Combine Spicy Bloody Mary Mix with veggies, meat, spices and crushed tomatoes in the chili pot.
Bring to slight boil over medium-high heat and reduce heat slightly and continue cooking at a simmer. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking. Cook the chili until meat is tender (1 ½ to 2 hours).
If desired to thicken chili, make a paste with the crushed cheese puffs: (1 tbsp powder +1 tbsp. water). Slowly stir in paste mixture until desired thickness is reached.
To serve: ladle into serving vessels and add a celery stock for a "spoon." Serves 6.