My Award Winning Molasses Chili

barbara lentz

By
@blentz8

Years ago when my son was in boy scouts I won the chili cook off with this recipe. The boys served as judges so I guess my secret ingredient of brown sugar gave them the sweet heat that they liked.


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Serves:
12
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
ground beef
1 large
onion diced
salt and pepper to taste
2 can(s)
14.5 oz. chili beans
1 large
can 28 oz. crushed tomtoes
1 large
can 15 oz tomato sauce
1 c
beef broth
1/2 c
molasses
1/2 c
packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp
chili powder
2 Tbsp
each cumin and red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp
smoked paprika
shredded cheddar cheese for serving (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Brown the ground beef with the onions and season with salt and pepper. Drain. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.

2Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour adding some water if it gets too thick.

3Sprinkle cheese on top to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American