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Game Day Chili

by Jennifer Wieland
Game Day Chili

I know what you are thinking. What? Two cooking recipes in one week? What about the sweet stuff? Don’t worry my friends there are still more sweet treats on the way but once fall rolls around I seem to enjoy cooking much more than usual. I love comfort foods and cooler temps just pair so perfectly with them.  Cool temps means that it’s officially soup, stew, chili & casserole season! There is nothing like game day; watching football, relaxing and enjoying a cold beer with a nice bowl of chili. The chill of the beer with the heat of the chili is just such a great combination. Oh goodness, reading that I realized I totally sounded like a guy. Maybe the males in the house are rubbing off on me.

I love a spicy chili but in recent years I have not been able to eat as spicy of foods as in the past. This has meant straying from some of my favorites (8 pepper chili) and coming up with a new chili recipe. Not to worry though, this is spicy. It’s just not tear inducing spicy and it can be made hotter than it already is and for some it may be to spicy already, but we like it here. So here is my take on a food staple in most homes… Game Day Chili.

Game Day Chili

Game Day Chili
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2453 calories
189 g
643 g
92 g
238 g
40 g
2710 g
4993 g
62 g
1 g
44 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2453
Calories from Fat 815
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 92g
Saturated Fat 40g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 38g
Cholesterol 643mg
Sodium 4993mg
Total Carbohydrates 189g
Dietary Fiber 57g
Sugars 62g
Protein 238g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 lbs. ground sirloin
  2. 1/2 c. spanish onion, chopped
  3. 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  4. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  5. 1/4 tsp. cumin
  6. 1 tsp. Mexican oregano
  7. 1/2 tsp chipotle powder (optional)
  8. 1 packet of chili seasoning. I used McCormick 30% less sodium.
  9. 1 29oz. can of tomato sauce
  10. 1 7 3/4 oz. can Mexican hot tomato sauce
  11. 2 15 oz. can chili beans in mild or hot sauce
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the ground sirloin and the onion and saute for 10-12 minutes, or until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain grease.
  2. Add the ground black pepper, garlic powder, cumin, Mexican oregnao, chipotle powder, tomato sauces, chili seasoning mix and chili beans in chili sauce. Mix well, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for at least an hour.
  1. Mexican hot tomato sauce can be found in the Mexican food aisle at many grocery stores. It is in small cans and is a great spicy alternative to standard tomato sauces.
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

15 Responses to “Game Day Chili”

  1. 1

    Yum! I think my chili comes out differently every time because I don’t use a recipe. One day, I’m going to spice it up with rotel!
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  2. 2

    This chili looks awesome!
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  3. 3

    Chili has always been one of my favorite foods. I love seeing how everyone takes this simple meal and makes it their own!
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    Angela says:

    I love making chili for game day. Yours looks so yummy!
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    robyn says:

    I LOVE that it is finally Chili weather! We have a neighborhood chili cook-off coming up in a couple weeks and I may give yours a spin.
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  6. 6

    This is the perfect weather for a bowl of chili. I hope to be whipping up some soon.
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  7. 7

    My men love Chili, can’t wait to make our first crock pot batch!
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    Jennifer H says:

    My Mom loves to make Chili! I’ll have to share this recipe with her.
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  9. 9

    Nom Nom! This looks delicious and is the perfect easy dinner.
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    Anne says:

    I love chili this time of year, it is easy to make and yummy!
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  11. 11

    That chilli looks hearty and delicious!
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  12. 12

    I’m gonna use the hot sauce beans for sure AND the chipotle seasoning. Yummy!
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  13. 13

    I am kind of a light-weight when it comes to eating spicy food. I love that you’ve created a recipe that I can make for me! Usually I have to figure out how to cut things out. It would also be great for kids who don’t like really spicy food.

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    Emily says:

    This looks delicious. We love chili. I like to put a whole jar of salsa in it.
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    Janel says:

    This recipe looks awesome! Hubby loves chili!
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