Last week was the big game.  I was really excited that the Saints won.  Mostly because of my hatred for Peyton Manning.  Besides that,  I loved the game because I got to make my Super Chili.  I recreate this awesome recipe once a year on a Super Sunday!  Last Sunday was the big day.  The chili is full of meat, beans and has a tad bit of heat.  Served with a dollop of sour cream, it is amazing!

Super Chili

I like to serve the chili over freshly baked corn bread.  The combination is to die for!

Super Chili

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1-2 lbs chopped stew beef (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon whole coriander
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tbs dried chipotle powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers (diced)
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can chili beans (Pinto beans work if you can not find them)
  • 2 tbs cornstarch

Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat.  Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and then add the ground beef.  Cook the beef until it is browned.  About 6-8 minutes.  Drain the beef and add it to a crock pot.

Next add 1 tablespoon of oil to the same skillet and add the stew meat to the pan.  Cook the meat until it is browned.  About 6-8 minutes.  Drain the meat and add it to the crock pot.

Next add the remaining oil and cook the onions and peppers.  Just until tender.  About 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat and add to the crock pot.


Measure all of the spices and add them to the crock pot along with the garlic. Mix thoroughly.  Add the jalapenos to the crock pot.  If you would like the chili to be less spicy you can add less jalapenos or even remove them completely from the recipe.

Measure up the spices

Drain the beans and add them to the crock pot along with the beef stock.  Stir well and then add the can of tomatoes, including the juice.

Add all of the ingredients

Set the crock pot to high and let cook for 4-6 hours or until the beef is tender.

If you want the chili to be thick you can add the cornstarch to 2 tbs of water and mix thoroughly.  Then add it to the chili.  Set the crock pot to high and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes.

A dollop of sour cream and some cheddar cheese finish up this excellent chili

Serve the chili with sour cream, cheddar cheese, Fritos or corn bread.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.


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