Football Chili

Check out for this amazing chili recipe. I mentioned this chili in an earlier pre-Christmas post. It’s delicious and easy to make.

Football Chili

2 pounds ground beef
1 pound Hot Italian sausage
4 (15 ounce) cans chili beans, drained
2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 large yellow onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 green chili peppers, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon bacon bits
4 cubes beef bouillon
1/2 cup beer
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons hot sauce (Tapatio)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon white sugar

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and hot Italian sausage. As the meat browns add ALL other ingredients to a Crock Pot. Drain the excess fat from beef and hot sausage and add to Crock Pot. Stir everything together. Simmer on low for 8 to 10 hours (the best) or on high for 3 to 5 hours. Serve with Frito’s and shredded Cheddar cheese. This recipe makes great leftovers and I also like a little sour cream with my chili.


About kristamaesmith

I'm a writer living with my boyfriend in Salt Lake City, Utah where I cheer for the Jazz, walk my dog, and spend too much money in local restaurants. I work in marketing for higher education and blog about food, travel, television, and whatever shiny moment catches my fancy.
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2 Responses to Football Chili

  1. now-what87 says:

    Is that the stuff you brought home? Cause it was way good!!

  2. Krista Smith says:

    Yep! Three pounds of meat makes hefty portions. So there was plenty for me to share. I’m glad you liked it!

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