THREE MEAT CHILI FOR A CROWD - T's Original

1
Teresa G

By
@barefootgal

This is my basic chili recipe. It's delicious as written (not too spicy), but it can be kicked up as many notches as you like by adding chopped jalapenos, canned green chilis or chipotles, crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne, hot sauce etc... You may cut the recipe in half for a smaller pot.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12 to ?
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3 lb
    ground beef chuck
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 1 lb
    breakfast sausage
  • 2 large
    onions, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2-3 qt
    chopped tomatoes and juice
  • 2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3 oz
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    brown chipotle powder (optional, but recommended)
  • 1/8 tsp
    cajun seasoning (optional)
  • 2-3 qt
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    brewed black coffee (optional)
  • 2 can(s)
    red chili beans in chili sauce
  • ·
    cooked spaghetti (optional, see note)
  • ·
    sour cream for topping (optional)
  • ·
    shredded cheddar cheese for topping (optional)
  • ·
    chopped chives or sliced green onions for garnish (optional)

How to Make THREE MEAT CHILI FOR A CROWD - T's Original

Step-by-Step

  1. GATHER EQUIPMENT:

    10 or 12 qt. stock pot with lid
    Large long-handled spoon
    Large mesh strainer
    Large heat-resistant bowl
    Medium heat-resistant bowl
    Long-handled soup ladle
  2. In very large stock pot, over medium-high heat, cook the meats until no longer pink.
  3. (You may have to divide this step.) Drain meat and discard liquid.
  4. Return meat to pot and add all remaining ingredients except spaghetti.
  5. Bring to full boil, stirring occasionally.
  6. Reduce heat to medium low, cover with lid slightly ajar and simmer for at least 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes or so. (After 2 hours, you may keep it on low heat for several hours, if needed; make sure that it stays good and hot.) Taste for seasoning (salt & spiciness) and add extra if needed.
  7. NOTE: May be served over cooked spaghetti or you may add uncooked spaghetti to boiling chili (medium to medium-high heat) and cook for 10 minutes before serving (you may need to add a little extra water to the chili first).
  8. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.

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About THREE MEAT CHILI FOR A CROWD - T's Original

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic Soy Free Low Carb




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