Football Chili

Football Chili


"A fantastic chili that builds up in heat as you eat. Perfect for football. I won a chili cook off with this recipe. I make it in this size batch so I can freeze the leftovers. A friend gave me this recipe over 10 years ago and I have tweaked it over time. Serve with shredded cheese and/or oyster crackers. It is also good over pasta."
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2 h 25 m servings 412 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Calories:
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 28.6 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 1872 mg
  • 75%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot stockpot until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain. Add green bell pepper and onion to ground beef; saute until vegetables are tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir tomato juice, mild chili beans, hot chili beans, beer, chili powder, garlic salt, vinegar, allspice, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves into ground beef mixture. Cover stockpot with a lid and simmer at least 2 hours.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.


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I am thrilled to be the first review of this recipe (minus the recipe submitter). I took her advice and added a 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes along with a pound of Italian sausage. I did use veni...

I recently changed this a little by adding a 28oz can of diced tomatoes as well as 3 hot and 3 mild italian sausage to add flavor. I did not drain the tomatoes but I did in fact leave the lid o...

Hubby liked this. Me, not so much. I love dark beer but this was just a Tad too bitter for me. Added additional sugar, but still did not season to my taste.

I loved where cincychic was going with this. Great recipe, I cooked it as is but stayed low on the liquids (I like me chili chunky). Will continue to work this recipe until it's just right to...

I did not care for this recipe. I made it exactly as stated and consider myself a good cook. We love to try new chili recipes but there was something off for us, I'm guessing the allspice.

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