Tailgate Chili

This is a rich, flavorful, crowd-pleasing chili. Serve alongside chips and dip, chicken wings and a vegetable tray.

Ingredients

  • Olive oil, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chipotles in adobo, minced
  • 4 cans (15 oz.) diced, fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 2 large yellow onions
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cans (15 oz.) red beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 cups Coca-Cola®
  • 2 cups chicken stock

Directions

  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil and sauté onions and garlic until soft, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add seasonings and minced chipotle and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add ground beef and cook until browned.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except jalapeño, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour. Serve with fresh jalapeño slices.
  • Tip: To increase the sweetness and decrease the heat in this dish, add more soda and use less chicken stock.

Recipe Information

Ingredients

  • Olive oil, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chipotles in adobo, minced
  • 4 cans (15 oz.) diced, fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 2 large yellow onions
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cans (15 oz.) red beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 cups Coca-Cola®
  • 2 cups chicken stock

Directions

  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil and sauté onions and garlic until soft, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add seasonings and minced chipotle and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add ground beef and cook until browned.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except jalapeño, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour. Serve with fresh jalapeño slices.
  • Tip: To increase the sweetness and decrease the heat in this dish, add more soda and use less chicken stock.