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Touchdown Chili 7 Ways

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 cup chopped red or green bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 (1-oz.) package chili seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (28-oz.) cans crushed tomatoes with juice
  • 1 (16-oz.) can pinto beans
  • 1 (16-oz.) can red kidney beans
  • 1 (16-oz.) can black beans
  • 1 (12-oz.) bottle beer
  • Spaghetti noodles (or penne pasta), cooked al dente, drained
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Diced ripe avocado
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced red onions
  • Sour cream
  • Tortilla chips

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

1 hour

Serves:

12

Slow-simmered chili ladled over pasta with an assortment of toppings including shredded Cheddar cheese, fresh-chopped tomatoes, diced red onions, sour cream, ripe diced avocados and tortilla chips.

Why Try? Wow your party crowd with an impressive chili buffet with lots of topping choices so everyone can customize their own creation. Or just make it for your family to enjoy with the cooler weather!

Foodie Byte: For the machismo in everyone: display on the buffet table an assortment of bottled hot sauces such as cayenne pepper sauce, hot sauce or fiery habanero sauce so everyone can adjust their own heat level. Add spicy topping choices such as shredded jalapeno pepper jack cheese and spicy seasoned corn chips to the buffet line-up for the ‘fire-breathers’ in the crowd.

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in large heavy soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, bell pepper and garlic; sauté until onions are translucent, about 8 to10 minutes.
  2. Add ground chuck and sauté until brown, stirring often. Add seasonings and stir to blend.
  3. Mix in crushed tomatoes, beans and beer; simmer over low heat, stirring frequently, for 60 minutes or until thick and flavors have blended.
  4. Arrange toppings in separate bowls.
  5. To serve, portion pasta in large bowls, ladle chili over pasta and garnish each bowl with choice of toppings.

Nutritional Information

Calories 379, Carbohydrates 34g, Cholesterol 54mg, Fat 19g, Fat Calories 167, Fiber 9g, Protein 21g, Saturated Fat 6g, Sodium 887mg. Daily Values: Calcium 105.8mg 11%, Phos 244.08mg 24%, Copper 0.41mg 21%, Zinc 4.49mg 30%, Panto 0.93mg 9%, Biotin 0.93mcg 310%, Iodine 0.66mcg 0%, Magnesium 64.61mg 16%, Iron 4.9mg 27%, Vitamin B6 30%, Vitamin C 53%, Vitamin B12 27%, Vitamin D 1%, Vit E-a-Toco 4%, Vitamin A 26%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.