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Spicy Touchdown Chili Recipe
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Spicy Touchdown Chili Recipe

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For me, football, cool weather and chili just seem to go together. Whether I’m cheering on the local team on a Friday night or enjoying a Saturday afternoon of Oklahoma Sooner football with some friends, I enjoy serving this chili on game day. —Chris Neal, Quapaw, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with onions, undrained
  • 1 can (12 ounces) beer
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeno slices
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 346 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 824 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Repeat with sausage.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Spicy Touchdown Chili in Taste of Home September/October 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 346 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 824 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 20 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

"This was a very good chili. I liked the spice and the ease of assembly."

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"I am blown away by how great this chili is! I do not like anything that is very spicy, however, my daughter and husband do, so I made this recipe for them and ended up eating even more than they did! I thought my old recipe was the best, but all three of us voted to make nothing but Spicy Touchdown Chili! The only change I did was to use Italian Sweet sausage instead of the sausage called for, and I put one small can of spicy spaghetti sauce into it as it didn't appear to have enough liquid. However, when it had cooked for awhile, I could see that it would have been fine without the extra sauce."

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"I've made different chile recipes over the years but my family said this one was the best. I was a bit concerned that it would be too spicy as some of the sausage I used was hot Italian so I used a bit less cayenne, switched one can of the tomatoes with chile for plain diced tomatoes and added about a cup of tomato sauce and a small can of tomato paste. Next time I think I'll use a bit more bacon to make sure that taste comes through but this will be our go to recipe for chile going forward."

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"I love this chili so much! It is sooo good and the flavors all mix so well together and the spice that it has, oh it is wonderful!!"

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"This chili had great flavor! I did change it up a bit by using ground turkey for the meat and bloody mary mix in place of the beer. Next ime I'm going tot try it with tomato juice in place of the beer."

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