Manly Meaty Chili
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Serves: 12 servings (about 1⅔ cups each)
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 lb hot Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp Hot Mrs. Dash or McCormick’s Perfect Pinch Southwest Blend
  • ¼ cup dried oregano
  • ¼ cup dried basil
  • 24 oz lager beer
  • 2 (8 oz) cans Rotel
  • 12 oz tomato paste
  • 28 oz tomato sauce
  • 8 oz semi-sweet baker’s chocolate
  • 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans
  • 1 (15 oz) can Great Northern beans
  • 1 (15 oz) can pinto beans
Instructions
  1. In a LARGE pot over medium heat, cook all of the meats until no longer pink, breaking up with a wooden spoon. After being cooked, move to a plate or bowl.
  2. Add oil to the pot and once hot, add the bell pepper, onion, and garlic and cook for 5-6 minutes or until softened. Add the bourbon and deglaze the bottom of the pot. Allow the bourbon to cook off for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the taco seasoning, chili powder, Mrs. Dash/Perfect Pinch, oregano, basil, beer, Rotel, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and baker's chocolate; bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add all of the beans along with the cooked meats; stir to combine. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and allow to cook for 2-3 hours.
Notes
Recipe from Books -n- Cooks
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ~1⅔ cups Calories: 437 Fat: 11.2 Carbohydrates: 41.5 Sugar: 11.4 Sodium: 1284 Fiber: 11.1 Protein: 30.3 Cholesterol: 67
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2015/12/6th-annual-chili-contest-entry-7-manly-meaty-chili-weekly-menu/