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Spicy Touchdown Chili

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

12 servings (3 quarts)

For me, football, cool weather and chili just seem to go together. Whether I’m cheering on the local team on a Friday night or enjoying a Saturday afternoon of Oklahoma Sooner football with some friends, I enjoy serving this chili on game day. —Chris Neal, Quapaw, Oklahoma
Spicy Touchdown Chili Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each ) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with onions, undrained
  • 1 can (12 ounces) beer
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeno slices
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Optional: Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; crumble beef; drain. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Repeat with sausage.
  2. Stir in the next 13 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until heated through. If desired, top individual servings with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions when serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 365 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 901mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 9g fiber), 22g protein.

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