Josh's Four-Way Chili

Josh's Four-Way Chili

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"This colorful recipe is a modified version of my mom's chili that I grew up on. It is called 4 way because of the four steps to making your plate: spaghetti first, then crushed crackers, next cheese, and finally the chili. I added the peppers, but the recipe is still great (and faster) without them. To heat things up, just add hot sausage and/or hot chili seasoning packs instead of mild. It is an off-beat recipe that I am sure you will love!"
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40 m servings 454 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 454 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 1522 mg
  • 61%

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. Crumble the ground beef and pork sausage into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until browned. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Coat a large pot with cooking spray, and add the green, red and yellow bell peppers, and onion. Cook over medium heat until tender, stirring occasionally. Add the beef and sausage to the peppers. Puree the stewed tomatoes using a blender or food processor, and stir them into the pot along with the chili seasoning. Mix in the pinto beans, and heat to a simmer.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the angel hair pasta, and cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain.
  4. When serving the chili, place the items on your plate in the following order: Start with pasta, then crush some saltine crackers, then some shredded cheese, and then chili. Mix it all up and enjoy! Caution, if you are not careful with your portions, you will end up with a helping too huge to finish.



I'm giving it five stars because it was terrific chili but I would give it 3 for the directions. Maybe it is just me since no one else complained. I cut the recipe in half therefore it called ...

This is just a great recipe. We all loved the layering of chili, crackers, pasta and cheese. Sounds kind of yucky but is actually awesome. Like reviewer "Aspiring Chef Rita" I thought it neede...

My wife and I made this last night. I made it with hamburger only, and used hot salsa & hot chili seasoning. We liked it a lot and will definately be having it again.

I won first place at my chili cookoff w/ this receipe. My family loves it and so do my co-workers. I used Rotel original diced tomatoes (2 cans) rather than stewed tomatoes - make less chunky.

This is just great comfort food, but you just CAN'T have it without Fritos! Skip the lame ol' crackers and slap some fritos on this bad boy! Here's how i do it: Pasta, chili, cheese, diced white...

I'm giving this five stars just because it's a recipe that my family has made since I was little (and before I was). GO FOUR WAYS!

This is a great recipe. I made it for a football party at my job and it was a huge success.

Good recipe! I didn't see that it made 12 servings so my husband and I had it for 2 nights then used the extra chili for cheesy chili dip on Sunday for football! yummy yum!

This recipe has become a mainstay in our home. It's absolutely fabulous! Can be substituted with ground turkey and turkey (instead of pork) sausage.

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