by Kiss 98.5 Morning Show,posted Oct 4 2012 8:23AM
Nikki's Award Winning Chili recipe
I do not measure, so these are just guesses…….
This is for the big crockpot……
3.5 lbs of ground beef (about 80% lean)
2 large cans of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce (use a quarter of a can of water to get the remaining sauce out)
1 large can of Hunt’s Tomato Paste
3 cans of pinto or pink beans
1 Jar of Old El Paso Jalapenos, dump ¼ to ½ of the jar of juice in the chili
Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (probably about ¼ to ½ of a jar)
3 yellow onions
2 to 3 green peppers
3 BULBS of garlic
Chili Powder (this is probably 4 to 6 tablespoons)
Sugar (2 tablespoons)
Chop up the onions, green peppers and garlic into small pieces and sautee them in olive oil in a large saucepan until they are caramelized
Brown the ground beef in a large frying pan with a little bit of margarine
Put the sautéed vegetables, beef and tomato sauce/paste, and beans into large crock pot on low. Add in the jalapenos and their juice, red hot sauce, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Sugar.
I usually let it cook on low for 4 to 6 hours the day before I want to eat it. Let it cool, and put in the fridge.
Heat it up the next day, cooking it slowly for 4-6 hours