Football Is Back! Try This Amazing Chili Recipe

Football Is Back! Try This Amazing Chili Recipe

With the return of football, is there anything that will warm you up better than a bowl of hot chili?

This football season is bound to be a great one! As each team battles to make it to Super Bowl LI, you can battle the cold with this great boilermaker tailgate chili! Whether you’re watching week 1: Panthers v. Broncos, or week 3: Texans v. Patriots, this chili is bound to make everyone a winner.

Preparation Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Servings: 12

Calories: 600


  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 2 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits
  • 4 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) bag corn chips such as Fritos
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (6 ounce) 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 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco, Sriracha, etc.)
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans chili beans, drained


  1. Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck and sausage into the pan and cook until they have evenly browned. Drain the excess grease.
  2. Pour in the chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Add the onion, celery, green and red bell peppers, bacon bits, bouillon, chile peppers, and beer. Season the ingredients with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cumin, oregano, basil, hot pepper sauce, salt, cayenne, pepper, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and let simmer over low heat for at least two hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. After two hours, have a taste and add whatever condiments you deem necessary. Salt, pepper, hot sauce, and chili powder if necessary. The longer you let the chili simmer, the better it will taste! Remove from heat and serve.
  4. Once served into bowls, top with the chips and shredded cheese.

We at VGW Insurance hope you enjoy this delicious chili and have a blast watching football on your lazy Sunday. For all of your insurance needs, contact VGW Walker Insurance for all of your Texas health insurance needs.