The Best Chili You Will Ever Eat - Dee Dee's

Diane Hopson Smith


Check out the secret ingredient in this chili!

Several years ago I won a chili cook-off sponsored by the technology dept of the bank I was working for. This fun event was for a tailgate party we had prior to a Auburn/Alabama football game.

I later found a recipe that was very appealing and I combined the 2 recipes and came up with this.

Today I believe this has to be "The Best Chili You Will Ever Eat".

Hope you enjoy!


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes about 7 quarts
25 Min
7 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 2 lb
    sirlion roast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1 lb
    pork lion roast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 large
    sweet onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large
    bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    (4-oz) chopped green chilies
  • 2 can(s)
    (16-oz) whole tomatoes
  • 2 can(s)
    (16-oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    (10-oz) rotel tomatoes with green chilies
  • 4 can(s)
    (13-oz) regular beef broth
  • 1 jar(s)
    heinz chili sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    chipotle pepper flakes
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 3 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh minced garlic (or garlic in a jar)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3 tsp
    sea salt
  • 4 bottle
    budweiser beer (this is the secret ingredient)
  • 3 can(s)
    (16-oz) red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste (i used contadina with roasted garlic)

How to Make The Best Chili You Will Ever Eat - Dee Dee's


  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. In a large skillet, brown and drain your beef and pork.
  3. Add onions, bell peppers, and green chiles. Cook until onions and peppers are tender.
  4. Transfer to a large stock pot.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT the beans and tomato paste. Cook over a low to medium heat, just below a boil, for 6 to 8 hours, uncovered. In the last hour; add beans and tomato paste. NOTE: about 2 quarts of liquid cooks out of this and thickens the chili.
  6. Serve with sliced jalapenos, chopped green onions, sour cream, shredded cheese, rice and Sweet Mexican Cornbread - Dee Dee's. Happy Eating!

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About The Best Chili You Will Ever Eat - Dee Dee's

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

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