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Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever!

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes.

Is chili a soup or a stew? Or is chili in a class of its own? Classic chili, white chili, no- bean chili, hot chili, vegetarian chili,  chili mac… the list goes on with chili variations.

In my world there are two ingredients that no chili should ever be without: Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes and BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans.

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com Regardless of what type of chili you make, everyone claims that their chili is the best. They have CHILI PRIDE! And even though my Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, ahem, the best… I still like seeing other chili variations. Mush like grandma’s sauce, every family has their own secret ingredient or technique.

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Hop of over to their website and use the chili name generator to name your unique creations. Mine was: “Your love is like a bowl of chili,” chili. If it didn’t already have the title of the BEST CHILI EVER, I’d totally use this one!

What makes my Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili so fantastic and unique? This recipe started as a variation from Boilermaker Chili, served at college football tailgates, but has since morphed into my own concoction.

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com Using three types of meat, ground beef, ground sausage and bacon, gives it layers of sophistication. The base, instead of being purely tomato, is also rich and robust with beefy flavors.

Lastly, onions, bell peppers, jalapeno and celery are added raw instead of letting them sweat down first. This adds texture and color to the mix. And while it isn’t unique, per say, my chili always uses Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes and BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans.

I serve my Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili with Garlic Dill Oyster Crackers. They help tone down the heat while adding a crunchy texture.

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com Like any chili recipe, this chili tastes even better the second day after the flavors have time to marry. It is also meant to feed a large crowd, so either cut it in half, feed the neighborhood or plan to freeze some.

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com If you like my Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili, then you’ll also love my other chili variations:

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Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 50 mins
 

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com 

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 487 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef 80/20
  • 1 pound Italian sausage (casings removed if links)
  • 15 ounces BUSH'S® Kidney Beans in a Mild Chili Sauce
  • 15 ounces BUSH’S® Pinto Beans in a Mild Chili Sauce
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes with juice
  • 1 (6 ounce) can Hunt’s Tomato Paste
  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 2 stalks celery , chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper , seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper , seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño , seeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 5 strips bacon , cooked and finely chopped
  • 4 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Garnish:
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a very large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground beef and Italian sausage, breaking apart as it cooks. Drain excess liquids and grease, return to pot.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except garnishes.
  3. Simmer over very low heat for 1-5 hours, or until chili is thick and becomes a rich burgundy color.
  4. Serve with cheddar cheese, Garlic Dill Oyster Crackers and sour cream.
Recipe Notes

Control the heat by adding more jalapeño or substituting a habanero pepper. Tone it down by omitting the pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 731mg 30%
Potassium 710mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 2g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 9.3%
Vitamin C 30.1%
Calcium 6%
Iron 23.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tell me about your CHILI PRIDE, what do you put into your special chili? 

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes.

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. #awardwinningchili #chilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

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