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Award Wining Chili Adapted from KelBel on

  • Author: Ridgely
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main


This is a delicious Chili that has a good kick but won’t blow the roof off.


  • 1 lb. ground venison or 1 lb. ground beef or 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 mild Italian Sausage links
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 (14 oz) can Mexican Style tomatoes (like Rotel – I could only find a 10 oz can)
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (smoked if you can find it)
  • 1 (14 oz) can Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed ( I did not add)
  • 1 (14 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup water ( I did not add)
  • olive oil
  • toppings
  • cheddar cheese, grated
  • sour cream
  • green onions, sliced


  1. In a medium sized dutch oven heat 1 tablespoon olive oil with diced onions. Stir and cook until onions are translucent. about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add ground meat and sausage removed from skins. Cook until meat is brown.
  3. Drain excess grease
  4. Add green peppers, tomatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil
  5. Add beans , cover and simmer for 1 -2 hours.
  6. Serve with toppings


I used ground beef and forgot the JalapeƱos. We do not like Kidney Beans so I only used the black beans. It was delicious, with a really nice kick and I am sorry I missed the JalapeƱos. I served with Fritos corn chips, corn bread and a green salad


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 300.5
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