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three amigos chili

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Darci Bos
Lebanon, TN

This chili is by far the best I have ever had and 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 is spicy and smoky with bold flavors. The mix of beans, meat, and veggies is great. Each type of meat gives a different flavor to the chili. There is a slightly sweet and hot flavor to it. This was a hit in the Test Kitchen! Serve with cornbread, and your family will smile.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For three amigos chili

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    steak (your choice meat - 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, or yellow)
  • 1 can
    sweet corn (16 oz)
  • 2 can
    tomato sauce (16 oz each)
  • 1 can
    tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 1 pkg
    chili seasoning (1.2 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste

How To Make three amigos chili

  • Beans, corn, tomato sauce and paste, and Worcestershire sauce in a pot.
    Add beans, corn, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce to a large pot and cook on medium heat.
  • Taco seasoning added to browned beef.
    Brown ground beef and add 1/4 packet of chili seasoning to the meat (about 1 Tbsp).
  • Taco seasoning poured into pot with tomato sauce and beans.
    Pour the rest into the pot.
  • Drained meat added to the sauce.
    Add meat to the pot when done browning. Drain depending on how lean the meat is.
  • Seasoned and grilled steak chopped.
    Grill steak, with a dash of salt and pepper, to desired color (medium usually chops best; about 4 1/2 minutes on each side). Chop steak.
  • Steak added to the sauce.
    Add steak to the pot.
  • Shredding pre-cooked beef.
    Heat up fully-cooked microwavable beef in au jus per package directions. Shred with two forks and add to pot.
  • Chopping jalapenos and bell pepper.
    Chop (or mince per preference) jalapeno and pepper.
  • Jalapenos and peppers added to the pot.
    Add to pot.
  • Garlic powder, salt, and pepper added to the pot.
    Add garlic, salt, and pepper (to taste).
  • Simmering the chili.
    Cook on low for 30-45 minutes.