Learn to make a fantastic Boilermaker Tailgate Chili for this upcoming football season, even if you aren’t exactly tailgating.
This is the chili recipe your gang of football friends deserves. Nothing brings people together like football, even if you and your buddies’ teams are bitter rivals, there’s no greater excuse to throw back a couple of cold ones and hang out for hours on end. So whether it’s Cowboys vs. Steelers; Patriots vs. Colts; or the Bears vs. Packers, try out this delicious Boilermaker Tailgate Chili.
Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
- 2 lbs. of ground beef chuck
- 1 lb. of bulk Italian sausage
- 3 can (15 oz.) of chili beans, drained
- 1 can (15 oz.) of chili beans in spicy sauce
- 2 cans (28 oz.) diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 can (6 oz.) of tomato paste
- 3 stalks of celery
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1 green bell pepper
- 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 4 cubes beef bouillon
- 1/2 cup beer
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon bacon bits
- 1 (10.5 ounce) bag corn chips such as Fritos®
- 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 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, chile 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.
We hope that you can enjoy a Sunday with this delicious recipe. To get a quote for all of your insurance needs, contact Pierce Insurance Group today!