Award Winning Chili Recipe

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Award Winning Chili Recipe
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This Chili Recipe won me 1st place at a fund raising Chili Cook Off the last 2 years (2011 and 2012). I beat out 11 other Chili’s with this recipe last year and 8 other chili’s this year. This is a hot chili recipe, so if you aren’t a big fan of Spicy Chili, I recommend cutting the spices back some and making adjustments from there.
Recipe type: Chili Recipe
Cuisine: Award Winning Chili Recipe
Serves: 8+

  • 1 lb of Pork Sausage
  • 1 lb of Ground Beef
  • 2 cans of Chili Beans
  • 1 can of Kidney Beans
  • 1 15 ounce jar of salsa (medium or hot)
  • 1 12 ounce jar of Chili Sauce
  • 1 can of Rotel
  • 1 medium Onion – Diced small
  • 1 green pepper – Diced small
  • 1 Tbl spoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tbl spoons of olive oil
  • 3 Tbl spoons of Chili Powder
  • 2 Tbl of Cumin
  • 1 Tbl of Seasoning Salt
  • 1 Tbl of Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbl Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 package of Taco Seasoning
  • ⅛ cup chopped Jalapenos (optional)

  1. Saute diced onions and green pepper in Olive oil and minced garlic until soft. Add these to crock pot.
  2. Brown pork and then hamburger (separately). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add this meat to the crock pot.
  3. Add absolutely everything else to the crock pot. Adjust seasonings to taste. Chopped Jalapenos can be added for more heat (careful, this is spicy as is)
  4. Cook in a crock pot for a minimum of 2 hours on high.
  5. Serve with shredded cheese, chopped raw onion, sour cream, crackers, maple syrup, etc.
  6. Enjoy!


Chli recipe ingredients

Award winning chili ingredients


Finished Chili

Finished Chili

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4 comments on “Award Winning Chili Recipe

  1. Sal Tonan on said:

    Hello – I used your recipe in a chili cook off this past Saturday and won it hands down. There was nothing left of the chili it was completely devoured. The only variation of the recipe was that I used 2 cans of baked beans in tomato sauce which added some sweetness.

  2. THANKS for the post. I had a chili cook off at my job on Friday 10/24. I used your recipe and won 1ST PLACE!!!

    Thanks a TON!


  3. mike lessley on said:

    This is the best chili ever.I’m going to enter a chili cook-off at work 11/14/2014 and if I don’t take first I’ll be surpised.Where did you get that recipe?Thank you very much—-Mike

  4. I’m going to try this today or tomorrow. Looks great.

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