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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili Recipe

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This recipe for Boilermaker Tailgate Chili is from The Prucha Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!


2 lbs. ground beef
1 lb. ground Italian sausage
3 (15 oz.) cans chili beans, drained
1 (15 oz.) can spicy chili beans in sauce
2 (28 oz.) cans diced or crushed tomatoes with juice
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 large onion diced
1 T. real bacon pieces
4 cubes beef bouillon
1 can beer
1/4 c. chili powder
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. minced garlic
1 T. dried oregano
2 t. ground cumin
2 t. hot pepper sauce (Tabasco)
1 t. dried basil
1 t. salt
1 t. ground black pepper
1 t. paprika
1 t. white sugar

Additionally if your tastes prefer: (I don't add these)

3 stalk celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 green chile peppers seeded and chopped

Combine ground beef and Italian sausage into large skillet and brown until no longer pink. Drain off excess fat.

In a large stock pot combine all additional ingredients. 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. Chili can also be placed in a slow cooker on low 6-8 hours stirring every hour or so.




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