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Game Day Chili

This tasty recipe is just perfect for football season.

Dinner recipes: Game Day Chili

If you’re having a gang of guests over for the big game, it’d be hard to top this tasty and filling dish. It’s the perfect way to feed a crowd!


2 lbs. lean ground beef 1½  tsp. garlic powder
1 ½  c. chopped onion 1 tsp. salt
Chili powder (see below) ½  tsp. pepper
2 (15-oz.) cans red beans, drained and rinsed Shredded cheddar cheese, for garnish
4 c. tomato juice Green onion, chopped for garnish
1 (29-oz.) can tomato sauce  
Chili Powder:
1 Tbsp. ground cumin 2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. ground ancho chile pepper 1 tsp. fennel seed
2 tsp. ground mild chile pepper  


1. Brown beef and onion in saucepan over medium-high heat; drain the fat.

2. Stir in chili powder and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Stir in red beans, tomato juice, tomato sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, decrease heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Serve chili topped with cheese and green onions.

Chili Powder:

1. Combine ingredients and mix.

2. Store in airtight container in cool, dark place for up to 2 months.

Serves 8

Read about how Sara Engram went from journalist to spice expert!

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