Perfect Competition Chili
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.
- Ready In:
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 3 lbs ground beef
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granule
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoons minced onions
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
- 8 tablespoons chili powder, divided
- 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
- salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cumin, divided
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
- Brown ground beef in oil.
- Add in broth, bouillon, tomato sauce, onion, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 Tablespoons chili powder, and tabasco.
- Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
- 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.
- Add remaining cumin and red pepper flakes, stir, and cook 30 more minutes.
- Best if prepared the day before and reheated the next day.
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This was good but differen for us. I normally make chili with beans. We thought there wasn't enough sauce so I added another cup of beef broth and another can of tomato sauce. I also only used four tablespoons of chili powder because I was afraid eight would be too much for us. I also forgot the onion powder. We enjoyed it. My one son ate it on tostido chips and chips.
Until I found this recipe, my family said I made terrible chili! I am going to use it as the "base" for a chili cookoff (my first!) on Feb 9th. I will add some of my own touches of course. Wish me luck - I think this one is a winner! I only used 3T of chili powder though, as I am a chicken, and found it to be just right for my taste. GOOD recipe! Thank you to whomever it belongs to. EASY to make - I highly suggest you drain the fat by placing the cooked beef in a strainer and running hot water over it and do NOT add any oil! All that grease was yucky!
I made this for Sushiman's Mexican Standoff last night and you have never seen so many veddy veddy proper Brits makes such little piggies of themselves. I made a double batch, using half ground chicken breast and half ground beef. I added a few chopped Morrocan peppers which I had pureed with the beef broth and tomato sauce, and used that for heat instead of the Tabasco and the pepper flakes. I also added about 1/4 cup of brown sugar to "sweeten the pot." Most of my guests had never had chili before, and claimed that they didn't like spicy food, but there was just a scant cup of chili left for me to take to lunch today as leftovers. Good stuff!