Best Chili Ever

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 540.5
  • Total Fat: 23.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 108.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,344.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.0 g
  • Protein: 41.8 g

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Number of Servings: 10


    2 pounds ground beef chuck
    1 pound sirloin, cubed
    3 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
    1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce
    2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
    1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
    1 large yellow onion, chopped
    3 stalks celery, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    2 green chili peppers, seeded and chopped
    1 tablespoon bacon bits
    4 cubes beef bouillon
    1/2 cup beer
    1/2 cup coffee or Coca Cola
    1/4 cup chili powder
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 teaspoon white sugar
    1 small onion, chopped finely


Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck and sausage into the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.
Pour in the chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the onion, celery, green and red bell peppers, chili peppers, bacon bits, bouillon, beer and coffee/cola. Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
After 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and chili powder if necessary. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate, and serve the next day.
To serve, ladle into bowls and top with chopped onions, if desired.

Serving Size: 8-10 healthy portions (1.5-2 cups each)

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ULTBEACHBOD.