I was headed to a Superbowl party this year, and asked to make a meaty chili. I had to try a new recipe of course, and I used this Hearty Halftime Chili as a springboard. I also wanted to use my Penzey’s Chili 3000!
The chili was served as part of a mashed potato bar at the party, which was a really fun idea! There were mashed potatoes, both meaty and vegetarian chili, and tons of other toppings. This was just my first bowl.
This chili came out pretty well – it was nice and thick which was perfect to use as a topping. You could definitely stretch out the number of servings by adding some tomato sauce to the pot. The chili also had a nice kick from the chili powder and cayenne, and the Italian sausage of course. The goal was a chili that would please a crowd of Superbowl watchers. Since I took home an empty serving bowl, I think it was a success.
Meaty Superbowl Chili
1 lb. ground chicken
1 lb. ground Italian sausage (mild)
2 small onions, chopped
1 T minced garlic
2 T Chili 3000
1 t cumin
1/2 t cinnamon
2 T cocoa powder
1/4 t cayenne pepper
28 oz. diced tomatoes in juice
28 oz. crushed tomatoes
2 (15 oz.) can beans, rinsed and drained
Place the chicken, sausage, onions, garlic, chili powder, and cumin in a large pot. Cook until meat is well browned. Drain any excess fat. Add remaining spices and tomatoes, and heat until the chili simmers. Add beans, cover, and cook on low heat for 30-60 minutes.