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grilled cowboy calico chili !

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

This is a family favorite! We have made this on the grill and on the stove in the kitchen... it is always a hit! We tend to grill extra steaks, and have the left over ones to chop up and make this recipe. The children love all of the textures and colors from the ingredients. Tonight they all 4 asked for seconds! Play with your food! xo

(1 rating)
yield 15 - 20
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For grilled cowboy calico chili !

  • 2 md
    (or large) steaks (grilled and chilled, cut up small )
  • 3 c
    water (or tomato juice)
  • 3 lg
    onions (chopped)
  • 6 - 8 lg
    tomatoes (cut up)
  • 2 lg
    (or 1 huge) zucchini (chopped)
  • 1 lg
    red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 lg
    green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 4 clove
    garlic (minced)
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro, fresh (chopped)
  • 1 can
    (15-16 ounces) whole kernel corn
  • 2 Tbsp
    basil, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    salt (optional)
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder (do not use garlic salt!)
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 can
    (large) favorite cheap spaghetti sauce
  • 2 can
    black beans
  • 2 can
    kidney beans
  • 3 can
    chili beans (already seasoned)
  • 1 lg
    can tomato paste (for a thicker chili)

How To Make grilled cowboy calico chili !

  • Left over steak!
    Cut up the chilled steak into very small pieces. Place in large kettle with the water (or tomato juice). Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes while chopping veggies up.
  • Tomatoes, red bell pepper and green bell pepper
    Chop up the onion, tomato, peppers and zucchini. Add to the kettle with the steak (you can add more water or juice if desired). Bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and simmer until all the veggies are cooked (about 15 minutes).
  • You can use green and yellow zucchini and you can chop them large or small...
    Chopped Zucchini can be chopped large or small.
  • Pasta sauce from a can.
    Add the pasta sauce.
  • 5
    Add canned beans and corn.
  • 6
    Add the spices. Simmer for 10 minutes
  • 7
    Serve! *** If you like a thinner chili, add more liquid. If you want a thicker chili add a large can of tomato paste.

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