Contest-Winning Pepperoni Pizza Chili
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
Makes12 servings (3 quarts)
I won my office’s chili cook off with this recipe! I opted to skip the beans (because I knew most here didn’t care for beans). I added a little more pepperoni (about 2 oz) and a cup of water to make up for the missed liquid from the beans. Also topped it off with crushed red pepper flakes. Winner winner!!
I doubled the recipe to have enough for the family and a pitch-in at work. I used regular Italian sausage, rather than hot, as I didn't want it to be too spicy. It was pretty thick, so I thinned it with a small can of tomato paste, plus 3 cans of water. And a small can of low sodium V8 juice. And a can of hot diced tomatoes. It was pretty perfect then - not at all soupy. The family and coworkers all enjoyed it. I'll definitely make this recipe again. Stirring in the mozzarella cheese when time to eat made it perfect!
I’ve won 3 chili cook offs with this recipe! It’s an immediate hit and different from all the rest. If you love pizza then you will love this recipe!
Really Good! I just didn’t do the “hot” , and I threw it all in the crockpot....will definitely be making it again. Everyone really liked it.
Very good. Best Chili recipe I've made so far. Cut up the pepperoni slices. Omitted the salt . Salty enough without it.
This was a very good chili, though I omit the sausage.
This was really good! So much flavor and easy to make too! This is going to be our new chili recipe!
I made this for the chili cook-off at work and it won first place! I bought an 8 oz. hunk of pepperoni from the deli and diced it up. Much preferred the texture of cubed pepperoni in place of slices. I did not find this chili to be overly greasy at all and did not precook the pepperoni or drain the sausage. I think the bit of grease in the pan is a big part of the flavor as everything cooks together. Made it on a Sunday and stuck it in the fridge for two days to let the flavors meld. I heated it back up in a crock pot on high for 3 hours. I added generous amounts of black pepper for extra flavor and spice. Topped it with mozzarella. Definitely a winner!
This was easy and delicious. I left out the salt and was still very good.
Delicious chili recipe. I used mild Italian sausage instead of hot. My wife and daughter (who aren't big on spice) still found it quite spicy.