Perfect Competition Chili

Total Time
25 mins
2 mins

My husband makes this every year for our church's chili cook-off. He has placed every single time he's entered it. Half the judges always tell him that this was the best chili they've ever had.

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  1. Brown ground beef in oil.
  2. Add in broth, bouillon, tomato sauce, onion, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 Tablespoons chili powder, and tabasco.
  3. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
  4. Add salt and pepper, onion powder, 1teaspoon Garlic powder, chili powder, 1 tablespoon cumin, paprika, and 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Stir and simmer another hour.
  5. Add remaining cumin and red pepper flakes, stir, and cook 30 more minutes.
  6. Best if prepared the day before and reheated the next day.