Simple Award Winning Chili

This recipe was conceived in the grocery store aisle many years ago and was a staple in our family for years. Imagine my surprise when my husband entered it in a chili contest and we took first place!

Simple Award Winning Chili

Photo by Lori K.

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  • 1

    lb extra lean ground beef

  • 1

    lb roll of pork breakfast sausage

  • 1

    onion, chopped (optional)

  • 2

    packages of Brooks Chili Seasoning

  • 1

    28 oz can of tomato sauce or diced tomatoes in juice, your choice

  • 1

    30.5 oz can of Brooks Chili Hot Beans (must be the hot ones, the mild will be too bland)

  • If your family likes spicier chili, then buy the 40 oz size can of chili hot beans.

  • For Garnish:

  • We like diced onion, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and saltines.


Brown the pork and beef together in a dutch oven over medium heat along with onion, if using. Do not drain the mixture after browning, simply add in the chili seasonings, tomatoes and beans. Cover and allow to simmer at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.


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