Winner of the Chili Cook-Off! Contest

Big Bill's "Win or Lose" Chili

Bill Wentz Recipe

By Bill Wentz bwentz

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!!!!!

Recipe Rating:
 34 Ratings
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Cooking Method:
Stove Top

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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
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About this Recipe

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