Winner of the Chili Cook-Off! Contest

Big Bill's "Win or Lose" Chili

Bill Wentz Recipe

By Bill Wentz bwentz

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Stove Top

Everyone is a WINNER when they sit down with a bowl of Big Bill's "Win or Lose" Chili!!! Topped with a mountain of extra sharp grated cheddar and sliced jalapeno....mmmmmmm This is one "Bowl Game" where every fan is a WINNER!!!!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Hot and spicy, this delicious chili is not for the faint of heart! Dollop on some sour cream and dive into a steaming bowl - You'll be glad you did!


3 lb
80/20 ground chuck
3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
3 c
beef broth
2 can(s)
pinto beans (15 oz) rinsed and drained
2 can(s)
diced tomatoes (14.5 oz) with juice
1 can(s)
tomato paste (6 oz)
1 small
can of ro-tel tomato sauce (new)
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
cider vinegar
1 large
onion chopped and diced
1 large
jalapeno seeded and chopped
1 medium
green bell pepper seeded and chopped
1 small
can chopped green chilis
4 tsp
minced garlic
4 Tbsp
chili powder
2 Tbsp
chipotle chili powder
3 Tbsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
black pepper
2 tsp
hot cayenne pepper
2 c
extra sharp cheddar (grated)
1 c
sliced pickled jalapeno
1 large
fresh jalapeno seeded and diced
1 pt
real sour cream
2 Tbsp
yellow or white cornmeal (mixed with warm water to form

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #hot, #spicy

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Corrine Mimikos flnana
Nov 17, 2014
Have made this many times for pot luck dinners. I start it on the stove up to adding the canned tomatoes and then finish in a slow cooker. Easy to carry and there is never any left. I do hold back on the heat as some can not handle it and put hot sauce out..
Feb 7, 2014 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "EVERYTHING MEXICAN" (PLEASE, Mexican foods and drinks ONLY)
Kanoilani Sardinha Maverelle
Jun 6, 2013
Mahalo for sharing your recipe. It was wonderful to eat, my entire family enjoyed it immensely. Winner!!
Michele Zetusky missyz17
Feb 10, 2013
My husband's golf course is having a "chili open" on Saturday. I'm stealing your recipe and will give you all the kudos if I win! :-)
Tickie Young Tickie
Feb 3, 2013
Pretty much just like the chili that I've prepared for 30 years, but with a few VERY interesting tweeks that have me ready to cook up a pot today--and the topping looks like an extra added flavor bomb ! Thanks.