Prize-Winning Chili

Prize-Winning Chili

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"I won a chili cook-off with this recipe in Tennessee in 1996. My family and friends all love this chili. It is requested for all family get-togethers. Great dish for a chilly day."
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1 h 35 m servings 341 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 19.4 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 924 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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 olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add sausage and ground beef; continue to cook and stir until meat is browned and crumbly, about 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.
  2. Season meat mixture with chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Add pinto beans, tomatoes, and water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for 1 hour.



This is my go-to chili recipe. I love the mix of ground beef and italian sausage.

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