Colony Mountain Chili Recipe
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Colony Mountain Chili Recipe

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My husband created this chili for a local cooking contest, and it won the People's Choice award. It's loaded with beef, Italian sausage, tomatoes and beans and seasoned with chili powder, cumin and red pepper flakes for zip. -Marjorie O'Dell Bow, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 4 Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links links, casings removed and cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, brown the beef and sausage in 1 tablespoon oil; drain. Transfer meat to a 5-qt. slow cooker. In the same skillet, saute onion and green onions in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve bouillon in water. Stir in the tomato paste, chili powder, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings until blended; add to slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes and beans. Cover and cook on high for 6-8 hours or until the meat is tender. Serve with cheese if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Colony Mountain Chili in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p28

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"This is basically the same way I make chili, but I've never written it down. I find that the slow cooker melds the flavors much better than stove top! Good job!!"

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"I've won 3 out of 3 annual chili cookoffs with variations on this recipe (I vary it each year). It's the best "base recipe" I've found. The sirloin really make it stand out from most entrants."

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"Used leftovers to stuff tortillas for Red Chili Burritos. My family LOVED them. Excellent recipe!"

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"I love this chili! I had been looking to try a recipe that uses beef cubes...my husband kept insisting chili needed ground beef. But after trying this, we all loved it! The first time I made it, I did as suggested with the sausage links, but found it seemed to soupy. Now I cut the sausage out of the casings and brown like I would ground beef. This recipe is a winner!"

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"My husband made this recipe for a chili cook-off several years ago & won 1st place. He's made it 3 times since, & wins every time. This is a great "man" chili w/ lots of meat & spice."

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