Yes, its true! This chili really is award-winning! The funny part of the award is that I had never made chili before, but our church was having a church-wide chili cook-off so my dear friend Jalah and I put this together. And this was the winner!
I get so excited when the weather starts to turn cold so I can make it. Its one of my favorites - on the stove top or in the crockpot - its just delicious! You can spice it up or mellow it out, but the basic ingredients are still the same.
So without further ado, here is my award-winning chili recipe!
Single batch - serves 4-6 people
2lbs ground beef
1 package of of frozen onion/bell pepper mix
1 TBSP minced garlic
1 medium onion, largely chopped
1 large can stewed tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes (drained)
1 can crushed tomatos
1 small can tomato sauce
2 cans red kidney beans (drained & rinsed)
1 jar salsa verde
chili powder (4 TBSP)
cumin (3 TBSP)
garlic salt (2 TBSP)
onion powder (2 TBSP)
cayenne pepper (2 tsp)
paprika (2 tsp)
Brown your meat with the minced garlic and drain excess grease. Then add in your spices. The measurements above are approximates. You can always use more or less depending on what you like. Stir your spices in really good with the meat and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then add all other ingredients. Simmer for about an hour. Add salt & pepper to taste. Top with some shredded cheese and dig in!
TOP SECRET: It the MOST delicious if you let it sit for several hours, or overnight, then reheat. You can also throw it all in a crockpot and let it cook on low for about 6-8 hours!
Hope you enjoy!