Boilermaker Tailgate Chili


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This is the chili recipe the gang eats at Purdue Boilermaker football games. Prep and cook the chili the night before and then reheat the next day. This is a combination of many different tomato-based chili recipes.

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  • 2 lb. ground beef chuck
  • 1 lb. bulk Italian sausage
  • 3 15 oz. cans chili beans, drained
  • 1 15 oz. can chili beans in spicy sauce
  • 2 28 oz. cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green chili peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Tbs. bacon bits
  • 4 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1/2 C. beer
  • 1/4 C. chili powder
  • 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco(TM))
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. white sugar
  • 1 10 1/2 oz. bag corn chips such as Fritos
  • 1 8 oz. pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese

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Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck and sausage into the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease. Pour in the chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the onion, celery, green and red bell peppers, chili peppers, bacon bits, bouillon, and beer.

Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally. After 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and chili powder if necessary. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate, and serve the next day. To serve, ladle into bowls, and top with corn chips and shredded Cheddar cheese

Yield: 10 servings

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