Gonzo's Big & Bold Chili

Gonzo's Big & Bold Chili

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Christopher Gonzalez

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This 34 ingredient chili recipe is intense, and scaled here as a medium heat chili. I won a chili cook-off contest at Carl Albert State College in Poteau,OK last year in the "hot" division with virtually the same recipe. If you prefere "hot" chili like used in the chili cook-off, just add 1 more teas. of cayenne, 1 more medium jalapeno, and use the hot rotel instead. Be ready to "slap yo momma" after a few spoonfuls of this chili!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
14 to 16
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1 lb
    ground breakfast sausage
  • 2 large
    onions, chopped
  • 1 large
    green bell pepper, cored, seeded & chopped
  • 1 large
    red bell pepper, cored, seeded & chopped
  • 2 stalk(s)
    celery, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 3 (15oz.) can(s)
    rotel (regular)
  • 1 (6oz.) can(s)
    tomato paste
  • 1 (8oz.) can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 8 ozs.
    water
  • 2
    beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 can(s)
    beer
  • 3 Tbsp
    mexene chili powder
  • 1/2 c
    dried chives
  • 2 Tbsp
    lea & perrin worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated or powdered garlic
  • 2 tsp
    granulated or powdered onion
  • 2 tsp
    powdered cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    cajun seasoning ( zatarain's or tony cacherie's)
  • 1 (15oz.) can(s)
    red kidney beans
  • 1 (15oz.) can(s)
    black beans
  • 1 (15oz.) can(s)
    ranch style beans
  • 2 Tbsp
    real bacon bits (3 strips cooked)
  • 1 Tbsp
    mesa (roasted)
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    paprika (spanish style)
  • 2 tsp
    cumin
  • 4
    dried bay leaves
  • 2 medium
    jalapenos (cored, seeded & chopped small)
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp
    strong coffee
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Gonzo's Big & Bold Chili

Step-by-Step

  1. Put the ground chuck & sausage in a large cooking pot, then add Maxene chili powder, onions, green & red bell peppers, celery, garlic and jalapenos . Cook on medium-low, stirring occasionally until browned.
  2. Add water, tomato paste, tomato sauce, beer & coffee. Stir, then allow 15 minutes to heat. Stir again, then add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Add a lid to the pot, continue to cook on medium low for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. (about every 15 minutes)

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About Gonzo's Big & Bold Chili

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



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