Tailgate Chili

Tailgate Chili Recipe

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Roz Blair


Everyone has their favorite chili recipes and this one is my favorite. I have never had compliments for a chili as I have with this recipe.

I even got 2nd place in a chili cook-off at work with this recipe!!

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


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2 lb
ground chuck
1 lb
bulk italian sausage, casings removed
1 large
yellow onion, chopped
celery ribs, chopped
green bell pepper, chopped
red bell pepper, chopped
3 can(s)
spicy chili beans (15 oz. cans)
2 can(s)
diced tomatoes (28 oz. cans)
1 can(s)
tomato paste (6 oz. can)
chile peppers, seeded and chopped
1 Tbsp
bacon bits
beef bouillon, cubes
1/2 c
1/4 c
chili powder
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
1 Tbsp
oregano, dried
2 tsp
ground cumin
2 tsp
tabasco sauce
1 tsp
basil, dried
1 tsp
1 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
ground cayenne pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp
granulated sugar

How to Make Tailgate Chili


  • 1Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble ground chuck and sausage into hot pan; add onion, celery and bell pepper and cook until beef is evenly browned and aromatics are softened. Drain any excess grease.

    Pour in remaining ingredients stirring to blend well. Cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

    After 2 hours, taste and adjust salt, pepper and chili powder if necessary.

    The longer this simmers, the better it will taste. Remove from heat and serve or refrigerate and serve the next day.
  • 2If you wish, crush corn chips and shredded cheddar cheese over each serving!

    The ingredient list is long but it takes no time to pull this together and you end up with a fabulous (and huge) pot of delicious chili!! ENJOY!

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About Tailgate Chili

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #TAILGATE

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