Here's the Dish

Game-Day Chili

By Charlotte on January 11, 2012 8:00 AM

When it's cold outside, we turn up the heat with this hearty, tomato-laden mixture.  It's a game-day favorite!      

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  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup dry red wine
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans tomato puree
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can plain or chili-ready tomatoes
  • 1 can Ranch-Style Beans

Combine the meat, chopped onion and garlic powder in a heavy, five-quart pot.  Break up any lumps with a fork and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until meat browns.  Drain off fat.


Add the seasonings, stirring until well blended.  Mix in water, wine, tomato puree and tomatoes.


Bring chili to a boil; then transfer to a crock pot.  Cook on low heat for 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Add beans, increase heat to high and cook an hour longer.


Generously top each serving with grated cheddar cheese and chopped green onions or jalapenos.  Enjoy with Fritos or cornbread and freeze any leftovers.  Also makes a tasty, Tex-Mex sauce for cheese enchiladas or tamales.


Serves 6.  


You might also enjoy Chicken-licious Tuesday Tortilla Soup.



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