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December 30, 2017

Game Day Southern Style Chili

southern style chili

Happy New Years! I hear there’s a winter storm coming through this weekend and a lot of us are going to be affected. I can already feel the cold temperatures here!
Are you planning on watching football this weekend? If so, check out my recipe for southern style chili.

My archnemesis Clemson and Georgia are both playing in bowl games as well as my South Carolina Gamecocks. So we’ll be watching the Outback, Sugar and Rose bowl. And I may be reluctantly cheering on the teams I despise most. Lol…..

I’m glad there were leftovers, because I plan on eating this most of the weekend. 

Last night I added green peppers and cheese as topping, for lunch I did avacados.
I’ve decided that for Grits and Grace, that we are going to start pairing picture books with certain recipes.

The first one will be a Nigerian dish for Why The Sky Is Far Away.

 Game Day Southern Style Chili


1 lb ground beef
1 lb hot sausage
3 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 poblano pepper – chopped
2 stalks celery – chopped
1 medium onion – minced
2 tablespoons garlic – minced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
4 oz tomato paste – canned
1 16 oz can crushed tomatoes
12 oz lager Beer
1 cup beef stock
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey or sugar
2 cans (15oz) dark red kidney beans rinsed and drained
1 can black beans rinsed and drained


  1. In an extra large stock pot or cast iron skillet, brown ground beef and sausage.
  2. Add chopped vegetables, except garlic, and cook until meats are cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  3. Lower heat to medium.
  4. Add chili powder, tomatoes, tomato paste and sauce to pot, mixing well. Scrape any bits from the bottom of pot. Cook for about 15 minutes stirring often.
  5. Stir in beer, beef broth, minced garlic,Worcestershire, vinegar and honey. Stir to blend ingredients.
  6. Simmer for about 1.5 hours stirring frequently allowing chili flavors to marry. If sauce gets too thick, add water in 1/4 cup amounts.
  7. Add beans and cook another 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Taste for seasoning and adjust.


southern style chili

Are you a fan of chili on cold days? If so give our recipe a try. Be sure to Pin it for later as well and let me know what you think in the comments.

Mother of two, photographer, and fitness enthusiast hoping to inspire others to live healthy.

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