Dave’s Chili

Dave’s Chili Recipe

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David Berteau


I never really measure the water, I just rinse the cans out and add to the pot, if you do not plan on simmering the chili all day you really do not need to add a lot of water.


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20 Min
6 Hr
Stove Top


  • 3 slice
  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 lb
    ground pork
  • 1 can(s)
    14-16 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 can(s)
    10 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    6 oz can tomato paste
  • 14 oz
  • 1 can(s)
    16 oz can red beans
  • 1 medium
  • 2 clove
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    red pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 3 dash(es)
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 small
    bay leaves

How to Make Dave’s Chili


  1. Cook the 3 slices of bacon, then remove and hold aside for latter.
  2. In the bacon grease brown the ground meat and pork on high.
  3. Lower the heat and add diced onion and garlic glove, let the onions sweat a few minuets
  4. then add the diced tomatoes, sauce, paste, water and season to taste. simmer 2-3 hours (3-6 hours would be better and serve the next day.)
  5. After the first hour add the beans (optional) and skim grease if needed,
  6. Crumble bacon and add to chili, if you have not eaten it yet, before serving.

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About Dave’s Chili

Course/Dish: Pork, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #Chilli

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