Spicy Chili

In the past, my sisters and I may or may not have had eating competitions on Thanksgiving Day. With so much delicious food, it never sounds like a bad idea, right?! That is, until you can’t keep a buzz off wine or holiday cocktails due to a massive carb-overload from the last 5 hours…

I didn’t have that problem this year. But we did still have yummy food. Although you will probably be astonished at the menu of my very non-traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Admittedly, this is probably the first year that I didn’t have some sort of dessert for breakfast on Thanksgiving. Even last year when we were at Kyle’s parent’s, we had donuts. I was plenty fine with Cheerios…. although if we’d have had cookies or pie or something I probably would have gone for that instead.

Snack, lunch, and dinner were all piled into one, along with some delicious white wine selections we enjoyed. Kyle and I got out the cheese tray for ourselves around 11:00 AM on Thanksgiving, which we snacked on while watching football until we headed to our friend’s place around 3:00 PM. It wasn’t long before the chili bowls were laying around the house.

If you are not a vegetarian and you like spicy foods, you should pin this recipe and make it this weekend to enjoy while you’re watching football.

I ate this stuff for three days straight. I kinda wish I had more of it at home. This recipe makes a HUGE batch of chili, and we probably could have gotten away with freezing some of it.

P.S. I did  have a pumpkin muffin and a small slice of pumpkin pie after the dinner round of chili. Somehow I forgot to take the most Thanksgiving-esque food of the day!

Spicy Chili

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 2 16 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 2 16 oz cans chicken broth
  • 2 16 oz cans beef broth
  • 1 can Rotel (Hot if desired)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 oz salt
  • 1 oz cumin
  • 1 oz cayenne pepper
  • 5 oz chili powder

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef and sausage in a large pot. Pour out all grease from pot.
  2. Dump in all the other ingredients and let simmer for 2 hours.
  3. Top or serve with: cheddar cheese, diced white onion, tortilla chips, sour cream, corn bread

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Tell me…
What dishes do you make on Thanksgiving that are unusual? Do you like your chili spicy or mild?

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