Swick and Swick World Championship Chili

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is not fast food nor is it diet food. This is George and Maud Swick's recipe; it's the 2001 World Champion, International Chili Society. I use this as a baseline and substitute liberally. She uses oil I try to use bacon fat or whatever is around the house. I usually add some beer, I mix and match different chili powders, and sometimes I feel like making it hotter; sometimes I make it less hot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef in oil. Add onion, broth and garlic. Simmer one hour.
  2. After one hour add second ingredient group. Simmer one more hour.
  3. After two total hours of cooking add the third ingredient group (spices).
  4. After two hours and forty-five minutes add the fourth ingredient group and simmer 15 more minutes.


Most Helpful

George was my boss and a great chili cook. Maud and George both where World Champions. I have had this chili. none better.

jaeggman February 15, 2009

It's the Best Chili I have ever made.

lakezeus08 January 14, 2008

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