Super Bowl – Super Hot: Tailgate Chili

I can’t think of a better way to put a little more heat on the ‘Souper-Bowl’ game than with this spicy Tailgate Chile. With Beef, & Italian Sausage PLUS 5 kinds of pepper & 2 kinds of Chili beans  and even Beer !  

… How do you say Hot, Hot, Hot!



tailgate chili







2 pounds ground beef chuck

1 pound bulk Italian sausage  ( sweet or hot)

3 (15 ounce) cans chili beans, drained    

1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce    

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 chile peppers, seeded and chopped    

1 tablespoon bacon bits    

4 cubes beef bouillon    

1/2 cup beer    ( Your choice – Make it good!)

1/4 cup chili powder    

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce    

1 tablespoon minced garlic    

1 tablespoon dried oregano    

2 teaspoons ground cumin    

2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)    

1 teaspoon dried basil    

1 teaspoon salt    

1 teaspoon ground black pepper    

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper    

1 teaspoon paprika    

1 teaspoon white sugar    

1 (10.5 ounce) bag corn chips such as Fritos®    

1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

Sour Cream






1. Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck and sausage into the hot pan,. Cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.

2. Add chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the onion, celery, green and red bell peppers, chili peppers, bacon bits, bouillon, and beer. Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

3. After 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and chili powder if necessary. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste.

4. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate, and serve the next day.

5. To serve, ladle into bowls, and top with corn chips, sour cream and shredded Cheddar cheese.



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