Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Ingredients:

  • 2lbs ground beef
  • 1lb Italian sausage
  • 3 (15oz) cans of chili beans
  • 2 (28oz) cans of diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 (6oz) can of tomato paste
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 green chili peppers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits
  • ½ cup of beer
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 bag of Fritos
  • 1 bag of shredded cheddar cheese

 

Directions:

  • 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.

 

Courtesy of allrecipes.com