"three amigos chili"

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Darci Bos
Lebanon, TN

This chili is by far the best I have ever had! I am not being biased either, I really love chili and have had all different kinds. It has also won in two chili cook-offs. It's unique in the fact that it had 3 meats, 3 veggies and 3 beans. Also, the beef in au jus is the kicker! So delicious!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This chili was a hit in the Test Kitchen. The mix of beans, meat, and veggies was great. The sweet peppers were a great addition. I can see why it's award-winning. It's a great shortcut chili recipe for a cool night. Serve with cornbread and the family will smile.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For "three amigos chili"

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    steak, (choice meat, ex. rib eye, top sirloin, etc)
  • 1 pkg
    "fully cooked" prepared "beef roast in au jus" (15 oz)
  • 2 can
    chili beans (16 oz each)
  • 2 can
    red kidney beans (16 oz each)
  • 2 can
    great northern (white) beans (16 oz each)
  • 1 lg
  • 1
    choice of sweet pepper (red, orange, yellow)
  • 1 can
    sweet corn (16 oz)
  • 2 can
    tomato sauce (16 oz each)
  • 1 can
    tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 1
    packet "chili' seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

How To Make "three amigos chili"

  • 1
    Add beans, corn, sauces, paste, and garlic to large pot and cook on medium heat.
  • 2
    Brown ground beef, add 1/4 packet "chili" seasoning to meat. Pour the rest into pot and add meat to pot when done browning. (drain depending on how lean the meat)
  • 3
    Grill steak (with dash of salt and pepper) to desired color, (medium usually chops best) chop and add to pot.
  • 4
    Heat up "fully cooked" microwavable "beef in au jus" per package directions, shred with two forks and add to pot.
  • 5
    Chop (or mince per preference) jalapeño and pepper and add to pot.
  • 6
    Add garlic, salt and pepper (to taste) and cook on low for 30-45 min.