Tailgate Chili

Gail Herbest


This is fantastic chili, a little spicy but not overly hot. If making it for a crowd just double the ingredients. It can be made the day before and warmed up in the crock pot. serve with corn bread or crusty rolls. don't let the long list of ingredients scare you, most are spices and it is really easy to put together.

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
2 Hr


1 lb
ground beef
1/2 lb
sweet italian sausage
1 can(s)
15 oz chili beans, drained
1 can(s)
15 oz chili beans in spicy sauce (undrained)
1 can(s)
16 oz diced tomatoes with juice
1 can(s)
3 oz can tomatoe paste
1 medium
onion chopped
stalk celery chopped
1 medium
green pepper seeded and chopped
1 can(s)
(small size) chopped green chile peppers
2 tsp
bacon bits
cubes beef bouillon
1/4 c
1/8 tsp
chili powder
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
2 tsp
minced garlic
2 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
white sugar
1 c
tomato juice


1Heat a large stock pot over medium heat .
crumble the hamburger and sausage into the hot pan and cook until evenly browned, drain of excess grease
2add rest of ingredients and stir until well blended
3cover and simmer over low heat stirring occasionally for 2 hours. The longer it simmers the better
4remove from heat and serve in bowls with shredded cheddar cheese on top or refrigerate and serve the next day
5after cooking. may be put in a crock pot and left on low heat
6You can use 1/8 cup of apple juice instead of the beer if you wish, and you can add more Tabasco if you like it really hot

About Tailgate Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Soups, Pork, Chili
Collection: Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy