West Virginia Championship Chili

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by mollypaul

An unexpected, secret ingredient prize-winning chili from Denver Whisman via the Official Chili Cookbook

Top Review by Karen T.

I've made this excellent chili every year for Super Bowl since I first read the recipe in the Minneapolis Star Tribune following a Chili Cook-off in the Twin Cities around 1997. It caught my eye, because this chili has no kidney beans, as it should be. The secret ingredient finishes it off with a slightly mellowing effect. I provide tortilla chips, sour cream and grated cheddar cheese for optional toppings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground meats with the salt and pepper in a large stockpot, stirring well to mix and break up the meat.
  2. Add the stew meat, stirring occasionally for; cook for ten minutes.
  3. Add the onions and cook, uncovered, for 25 minutes.
  4. Add the peppers and cook for ten minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Stir in the next three ingredients and cook for 30 minutes with the cover on; remove cover and continue cooking for an additional hour, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the honey 15 minutes before serving.

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