Meat Lover's Chili

Anthony Biegacki


Part of this recipe is devoted to my Grandpa Biegacki who loved making chili but would never share his recipe. The only way you knew some of the things he put in it was to look in the kitchen garbage. Seriously, this is the truth. That is how my Mom and I found out he put in V8 juice cause he would get up at 3 am to start making his secret chili recipes. Some of the recipe is my own flair. Hope this keeps you warm on a winter's night.

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15 servings at least


3 Hr 30 Min


4 Hr


2 lb
beef cubes (the kind you use for stew)
2 lb
ground pork
whole roasted chicken
4 can(s)
chili beans, medium sauce (bush's)
2 bottle
dark beer, (we used negra modelo)
container of v8 tomato juice
1 pkg
2 c
jalapeno slices
vanilla bean, seeds
2 can(s)
small of green chilies
1 can(s)
chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
4 medium
serrano peppers, diced
3 can(s)
diced tomatoes, basil, garlic and oregano seasoned
2 can(s)
tamales, canned and chopped
1/2 Tbsp
black pepper
2 Tbsp
chili 9000 (penzeys)
1 Tbsp
northwoods seasonings (penzeys)
2 Tbsp
ancho chili pepper
1 Tbsp
1/2 Tbsp
1/2 Tbsp
onion salt
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
garlic powder
2 Tbsp
cilantro, dried
1 Tbsp
fresh minced garlic
1/4 c
salt for cooking beef


cheddar cheese, shredded
sour cream

Directions Step-By-Step

Ingredients used
Put your beef cubes into a crockpot with 3 tbsp of olive oil. Sprinkle the beef cubes with salt. Cook on a medium heat for 3 hours. In a skillet brown your pork in a tad bit of olive oil and drain it.
In an 8 quart pot add your cooked meats, beer, chili beans, diced tomato (whole cans), sliced jalapenos, can of chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, green chilies, V8 juice and sofrito sauce. Add your spices. Cook for 3 to 4 hours on medium to low heat and the longer it cooks the more flavorful it gets. About 20 minutes before taking off the heat add your deboned roasted chicken meat, tamales and vanilla bean seeds.
Serve up your chili and garnish with cheese and sour cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef, Pork, Chili