Mix it up Chili

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This looks like a lot of work, but really it isn't and its worth the effort. If you like your chili a little warm and a little different than this is one for you. I know it has a weird bunch of flavors all in one... but this is why I call it Mix it up Chili. Kind of like how my dad has always cooked. He was a cook in the Vietnam War and just learned to use what you had on hand, even if it was just mixing up a few things you never thought you would have put together. I hope you enjoy it as my family does.


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  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    bulk italian sausage
  • 1 can(s)
    (29 oz) tomatoe sauce
  • 1 can(s)
    (16 oz) mild chili bean
  • 1 can(s)
    (14.5 oz) petite cut diced tomatoes with zesty jalapeno's
  • 1 can(s)
    ( 14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil,garlic and oregano
  • 1 can(s)
    (6 oz) tomatoe paste
  • 1 can(s)
    (15.5 oz) bush's chili magic traditional mild chili starter
  • 1 can(s)
    (16 oz) pinto beans
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 oz) pork n beans
  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 1/2 large
    green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 large
    red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    bacon bits
  • 4
    cubes of beef bouillon
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp
    hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    white sugar
  • 1
    bag of corn chips (optional)
  • 1
    (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 1 small
    container of sour cream (optional)

How to Make Mix it up Chili


  1. Crumble gound beef and sausage into frying pan. Cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.
  2. In a large crockpot, combined all the ingredients, don't drain juices from the canned beans. Stir and cover and cook on low heat for at least 8 hours. The longer it cooks the better it will taste as with any chili.
  3. If you don't want to put in a crockpot, cook in a large stock pot, stir to blend, cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours. Stirring occasionally.
  4. Dish out in to bowls and top off with cheese, sour cream and corn chips.

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About Mix it up Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili

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