Big Bill's "Win or Lose" Chili


Winner of the Chili Cook-Off! Contest

Bill Wentz


Everyone is a WINNER when they sit down with a bowl of Big Bill's "Win or Lose" Chili!!! Topped with a mountain of extra sharp grated cheddar and sliced jalapeno....mmmmmmm This is one "Bowl Game" where every fan is a WINNER!!!!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Hot and spicy, this delicious chili is not for the faint of heart! Dollop on some sour cream and dive into a steaming bowl - You'll be glad you did! The Test Kitchen


★★★★☆ 35 votes

30 Min
3 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 3 lb
    80/20 ground chuck
  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 3 c
    beef broth
  • 2 can(s)
    pinto beans (15 oz) rinsed and drained
  • 2 can(s)
    diced tomatoes (14.5 oz) with juice
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 1 small
    can of ro-tel tomato sauce (new)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 1 large
    onion chopped and diced
  • 1 large
    jalapeno seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium
    green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 small
    can chopped green chilis
  • 4 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 4 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    chipotle chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    hot cayenne pepper

  • 2 c
    extra sharp cheddar (grated)
  • 1 c
    sliced pickled jalapeno
  • 1 large
    fresh jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1 pt
    real sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow or white cornmeal (mixed with warm water to form

How to Make Big Bill's "Win or Lose" Chili

About Big Bill's "Win or Lose" Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #hot, #spicy

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