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football chili

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kay Cowell
Bedford, TX

When the first hint of a chill in the air comes, my family looks forward to the first pot of football chili. It will warm you to your toes and don't worry about what to do with leftovers because there won't be any.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a hearty chili that's full of meat and beans. It's perfect for fall and football season. The tomato and chilies give this chili a little bit of a bite but not too overpowering. Chili powder and cumin add a ton of flavor. This is a great chili recipe if you're serving a large group. It will be a crowd-pleaser.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For football chili

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef trimmings (hamburger will work)
  • 2 can
    black beans, canned
  • 2 can
    chili beans
  • 2 can
    tomatoes and chiles
  • 3/4 c
    Pictsweet frozen seasoning blend
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    chili powder
  • 5 slice
    pickled jalapeno
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper, or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 can
  • 1 pkg
    grated cheese, to sprinkle on each serving
  • 1 pkg
    Fritos, family-size bag to crush and top bowl of chili
  • 1 lg
    onion, diced to add to individual servings to taste

How To Make football chili

  • Sauteeing vegetables in butter in a Dutch oven.
    Sautee in Dutch oven Pictsweet seasoning blend with butter; set aside.
  • Browning the meat in a skillet.
    In a skillet brown and break up beef trimmings (or ground meat).
  • Browned meat, sauteed vegetables, garlic, and jalapeno in a Dutch oven.
    Drain and then place in a Dutch oven with sauteed vegetables, diced jalapenos, and garlic.
  • Beans, tomatoes, chilies, and water added to Dutch oven.
    Now add chili beans, black beans (drained and rinsed), tomatoes, chilies and cans of water. Stir together.
  • Seasonings added to the pot.
    Add seasonings.
  • Everything simmering together in the Dutch oven.
    Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer for 1 hr. Or, place in a Crock Pot on high for 2 hrs then reduce to warm until ready to serve.
  • Football Chili with toppings added.
    When serving, add choices of add'l ingredients: grated cheese, diced onions, and crushed Fritos to each individual serving. There will not be any leftovers I assure you. Enjoy :)