Chili.... Five Alarm

READY IN: 8hrs 35mins
Recipe by Timothy H.

Developed in 1885 by Joseph Steinwald, son of a cheese maker in Colby, Wisconsin. THIS IS FOR A CROCKPOT, but can be made on the stove top.

Top Review by tracytrebilcox

I tweaked this puppy so much, but it's still a great chili recipe. For the meat I used ground chuck, so there would be less fat; I left out the beans, and in place of the jalepenos, I used two Scotch Bonnets, three Ghost Peppers and one Trinidad Scorpion. We're entering it into a contest for Chili-Heads, but I think even a non-chili-head would like it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet brown the beef, drain and set aside.Add onion and garlic sautee' on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Using a slotted spoon scoop the beef into a large crock pot. Combine all the ingredients in the crock pot EXCEPT, spicy topping!
  3. Stir to mix very well. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. If you are cooking on high you must stir once and awhile.
  4. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for topping. Stir well to combine all the flavors together. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Drop a couple of spoon fulls on top! Sprinkle with colby cheese, Serve.

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