THREE MEAT CHILI FOR A CROWD - T's Original

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Teresa G

By
@GrannyGravymaker

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

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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

  • 1GATHER 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
  • 2In 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.
  • 4Return meat to pot and add all remaining ingredients except spaghetti.
  • 5Bring to full boil, stirring occasionally.
  • 6Reduce 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.
  • 7NOTE: 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).
  • 8Refrigerate 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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