NBC5/Zier's Chili Cook-off Winning Recipe

Mama Fassett’s

Rock Your World Chili

 From Shannon Fassett of Chicago



1 whole package of thick cut bacon

1 whole package of Italian sausage (you can use hot or mild)

1 whole package of ground beef (ground chuck is fine whatever you have --approx 1.5 lb)

1 whole package of ground veal (approx .5 lbs)

1 whole package of ground pork (approx .5 lbs)

3 oven roasted poblano peppers (peeled chopped)

2 oven roasted yellow peppers (peeled chopped)

3 jalapeño peppers

1 large red onion

2 Tbl chili powder

1 Tbl crushed red pepper

2 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp crushed black pepper

½ tsp oregano

1 C black beans

1 C dark red kidney beans

1 12oz can tomato paste

1 large can tomato sauce

2 ½ C water

Brown All The Meat

  1. cut bacon in cubes and brown until crispy…then remove and put in bowl to the side….leave fat in pan
  2. brown sausage remove and set aside
  3. brown beef remove set aside
  4. brown veal remove set aside
  5. brown pork remove set aside  

Brown All Chopped Veggies and Spices

  1. brown diced onion, poblano and yellow peppers in remaining oils from browned meat(about 4 minutes) DO NOT CHOP AND ADD JALAPENO’S
  2. Add crushed red pepper, chili powder, salt, pepper, oregano (about 2 minutes)  

Return Meat to Pot

Add Water, tomato paste, and WHOLE JALAPEÑO’S simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes….

****If you put the whole jalapeño pepper in the liquid and let it steep into the chili as a whole….it’s not as hot

Taste again to see if it needs more salt…usually it does

Remove jalapeño peppers…..chop and add to chili if you want a little extra heat

Serve in bowl with a little shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream and large Frito chips arranged around the bowl to scoop!


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