Halftime Chili Recipe

Halftime Chili Recipe

This is the perfect chili dish to serve at your next halftime get
together.  Serve with grated cheese and tortilla chips for
dipping.  For a more healthy chili, get a leaner ground beef
and use lowfat cheeses for toppings.  You can also substitute
ground turkey or ground chicken for the beef. 

Prep time: 15 min

Cooking time: 2 hour

12 servings

Halftime Chili Recipe Ingredients

• 3 Tablespoons olive oil
• 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
• 8 large garlic cloves, chopped
• 2 pounds ground chuck (you can also substitute ground
chicken or ground turkey)
• 1 envelope taco seasoning or 1/4 cup taco seasoning
• 1 teaspoon dried basil
• 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1 15oz can tomato sauce
• 3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
• 1 6oz can tomato paste
• 2 15 to 16oz cans of kidney beans (drained)

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Halftime Chili Recipe Directions

Heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and
garlic.  Saute about 8 minutes or until onions are translucent.

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Add chuck and cook until brown, breaking up meat with a spatula as
it cooks.
In the picture below, I have used ground chicken as the meat.

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Add taco seasoning, basil, oregano, and thyme.
Stir 2 minutes.

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Mix in tomato sauce, chicken broth and tomato
paste.  Simmer until thickened to desired consistency, stirring
occasionally to prevent sticking, about 1 and a half hours.

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Mix in beans.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  Season to taste with
salt and pepper.

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Refrigerate until cold then reheat over low
when ready to serve.


Testimonials

Halftime Chili Recipe Reviewed by Green Chile Girl

The name halftime chili is certainly appropriate
for this chili!  I started this just before the Falcons game on
Sunday, and by halftime it was ready to eat.  Go Falcons!
submitted by – anonymous

I’m investigating chili recipes in anticipation of the Falcons making it to the Super Dome in a few weeks (we’re almost there!) So, I gave this recipe a try this weekend, using ground turkey and vegetable broth. It has a great combination of spices (love all the garlic), and flavors. The
taco seasoning is something I like to make myself, so thanks for the equivalent measure. Two thumbs up!

 Rating: 5.0