Chili Done Right

Whenever my brother and I are together, this is one my favorite things that he makes. With temperatures finally starting to cool down and it still being the heart of football season, I found this to be an appropriate recipe to share. It has a crap ton of delicious ingredients, and makes enough to literally feed an army. So it’s perfect for any Fall parties or get togethers. It’s my brother’s chili.

Ingredient list: 

1-Tomato paste (6 oz ) 

3-Dark Red Kidney Beans (16 oz)

3-Light Red Kidney Beans (16 oz)

2-Pinto Beans (16 oz)

2-Black Beans (16 oz)

1- Tomato Puree (26 oz)

1- Crushed Tomatoes (26 oz)  

1- Diced Tomatoes (26 oz) 

3- Bottles of Tomato Juice (64 oz) 

Franks Hotsauce (1 tbspn) 

2- Packets taco seasoning

2- Packets chili seasoning 

Chili Powder (3 tbspns) 

Garlic Powder (3 tbspns) 

2- Penne Pasta Box 

Baby Bellas sliced (8 oz) 

Onion diced (1 small) 

Turkey Burger (2lbs) 

Italian Sausage Mild (1 lb) 


Samuel Adams (16 oz) 

Olive Oil (1 tbspn)


1. Grab large skillet (a deep one would be best) and add olive oil. Turn on to medium heat and allow oil to heat for about a minute or two.

2. While wating for oil, dice mushroom and onion.


3. Add onion, mushrooms, garlic, and chili powder to pan. Saute until both have softened and the flavors have married a bit.

4. In a large pot or roaster (which is what was used in our case) add diced, crushed, puree’d tomatoes, tomato paste, and tomato juices. Mix well.

5. Cut a slit into the jalepeno and place in tomato mixture.

6. Add cooked onion and mushroom to tomato mixture and all canned beans. Let sit for about 10 – 15 minutes for flavors to marry.


7. While waiting on the tomato mixture, in the same skillet you cooked the onion and mushroom, brown the italian sausage and turkey burger.

8. By the time they are thoroughly cooked, your 10-15 should be close to up. Add meat to the pot.

9. Add chili and taco seasoning to the pot. Stir well.

10. Add beer and hot sauce. Stir well.

11. Allow to sit for at least an hour, but the longer the better as the flavors will continue to grow richer with time. 20 minutes before serving, in another pot, add water and boil both boxes of penne pasta. (At this time you can remove the jalepeno.)


Serve with cheese and sour cream or simply by itself!


This recipe seems a lot more daunting than it really is. The biggest chore is getting the ingredients and opening the cans. And I promise the time you put into it is soooo worth it. It’s dark and rich in flavor, full of protien, and has a nice balance of texture! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Let me know what you think.

Until next time…



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