This is the chili recipe the gang eats at Purdue Boilermaker football games. Prep and cook the chili the night before and then reheat the next day. This is a combination of many different tomato-based chili recipes.
How To Make Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
- 2 lbs ground beef chuck
- 1 lb bulk Italian sausage
- 45 oz 15 oz. cans of chili beans drained
- 15 oz 15 oz. can of chili beans in spicy sauce
- 56 oz 28 oz. cans of diced tomatoes with juice
- 6 oz 6 oz. can of tomato paste
- 1 large yellow onion chopped
- 3 celery stalks chopped
- 1 green bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 2 green chili peppers seeded and chopped
- 1 tbsp bacon bits
- 4 beef bouillon cubes
- 1/2 cup beer
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp hot pepper sauce e.g. Tabasco
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 1 10 1/2 oz. bag of corn chips e.g. Fritos
- 1 8 oz. pkg. of shredded cheddar cheese shredded
- Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat.
- Next, crumble the ground chuck and sausage into the hot pan then cook them until they're evenly browned. Make sure to drain excess grease.
- Pour in the chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste.
- This time, add the onions, celery, green and red bell peppers, chili peppers, bacon bits, bouillon, and beer.
- Season the contents of the stockpot with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and sugar.
- Stir the mixture to blend the ingredients well, then cover the stockpot and simmer its contents over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- After 2 hours, taste and adjust the salt, pepper, and chili powder if necessary. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste.
- Remove the chili from heat and top it with corn chips and shredded cheddar cheese. Once you're done cooking, serve and enjoy!