I used to love to participate in chili cook-offs, sooo much fun! But haven't done one in years. So, sharing my triple-winning recipe! (I've actually won 4, but this is the recipe that won 3 years in a row.) More than happy to share! Enjoy!! :D
Blue Ribbon Recipe
This chili has just the right amount of heat! The flavors blend well and it has fast become a favorite of many on the Crew. There's a bit of a sweet flavor in this chili. To us, the mushrooms are what makes this stand out from other chili recipes. Hearty and comforting.
fresh jalapenos, diced small (add as many as you like for heat, but add at least 4 for mild for the kiddos. *i usually add all 8 for hotter!)
onion, diced large
good chili powder
1 3/4 c
ketchup, I use Heinz
lemon juice concentrate
dark brown sugar, can sub light but I just don't even buy that kind anymore because it always turns into a brick
Worcestershire sauce, I use Lea & Perrins
regular white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp
yellow table mustard, French's
1 1/2 Tbsp
spicy hot V8 juice
dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained first in a colander til no longer foamy/bubbly (16 oz.)
fresh sliced mushrooms (8 oz. each)
Del Monte original stewed tomatoes, with the juice; crush tomatoes with hands as you add (14.5 oz. each)
beef bouillon, i use superior touch better than bouillon beef base (dissolve 1 tsp. beef base into 1 cup hot water to make 1 cup bouillon)
*more salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
How To Make my triple cook-off winning chili
Saute hamburger, green pepper, red bell pepper, onion, and jalapenos in a pan. Add 1 teaspoon (each) of salt and garlic powder. Add 1/2 tsp black pepper.
Drain the grease.
Into a large stockpot or Crock Pot, add the sauteed hamburger meat. Then add the rest of the ingredients.
Stir all and bring just to a low simmer. Reduce heat and cook for at least 1 1/2 hours on low. Stir gently and occasionally. You can do this on the stove or in a large Crock Pot. Either way works.
Thick, rich, and slightly sweet/slightly hot chili! Very unique! Enjoy!! :D
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