My Award Winning Molasses Chili

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By barbara lentz
from beulah, MI

Years ago when my son was in boy scouts I won the chili cook off with this recipe. The boys served as judges so I guess my secret ingredient of brown sugar gave them the sweet heat that they liked.

serves 12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lg
    onion diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 can
    14.5 oz. chili beans
  • 1 lg
    can 28 oz. crushed tomtoes
  • 1 lg
    can 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 c
    beef broth
  • 1/2 c
    molasses
  • 1/2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    each cumin and red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • shredded cheddar cheese for serving (optional)
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How To Make

  • 1
    Brown the ground beef with the onions and season with salt and pepper. Drain. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • 2
    Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour adding some water if it gets too thick.
  • 3
    Sprinkle cheese on top to serve.

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