double the fun chili

★★★★☆ 9 Reviews
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By Alicia .
from Watertown, WI

This is my forever favorite chili recipe. I sometimes add a little more spice if I'm in the mood for something with a good kick, but whenever I hear chili, this is where my mind wanders and mouth waters!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Even the faint of heart can dive into this flavorful chili - Adjust the heat to your liking and enjoy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
prep time 30 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For double the fun chili

  • 1 lb
    lean ground chuck
  • 1 lb
    boneless beef sirloin, cubed small (approx 1/4 inch cubes)
  • 1 lg can
    tomato sauce, non-seasoned
  • 1 sm can
    tomato sauce, non-seasoned
  • 1 can
    kidney beans (not drained)
  • 1 can
    pinto beans (not drained)
  • 1/2 can
    non-seasoned chili beans (not drained)
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 2 md
    green chili peppers, seeded diced very fine
  • 1 md
    green bell pepper, seeded and diced fine
  • 1/2 md
    red bell pepper, seeded and diced fine
  • 1-2 md
    jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced fine
  • 1
    stalk celery, diced
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes, non-seasoned
  • 3 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 5 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • few dash
    hot sauce (like tabasco or texas pete)
  • 2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 2-3 c
    water
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese (to top)
  • 1
    chopped green onion (to top)
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How To Make double the fun chili

  • 1
    Cook the ground beef in a skillet until done and drain well. In a large pot, cook the cubed sirloin until done. Drain any excess fat. Add the cooked ground beef and 1 Tbsp chili powder and dash of salt to the pot and stir together.
  • 2
    Add the remaining ingredients in order, stir well and bring to a low boil/simmer on low heat. Cover and cook about 2 1/2 to 3 hours stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    ***Note*** If you don't want too much kick only use one jalapeno and omit the hot sauce, but add another 1/2 to 1 Tbsp of chili powder. Also, start with just 2 cups of water, if it is still too thick slowly add the remaining water until it reaches desired consistency.
  • 4
    Serve hot. If desired top with shredded cheddar cheese and diced green onion and a side of cornbread or tortilla chips.
  • 5
    This recipe can also be done in a large Crockpot. Follow the directions but cook on low heat setting for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally.
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