Double The Fun Chili

Alicia .


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!

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


★★★★☆ 9 votes

30 Min
3 Hr
Stove Top


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

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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About Double The Fun Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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