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$20,000 Prize-Winning Chili

0:40 prep
3:00 total


prep 0:40       total 3:00




1.13 kg. lean ground chuck
0.45 kg. lean ground pork
236.59 ml. onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped.
1 can (340.19 g.) Budweiser beer
1 can (226.8 g.) Hunt's tomato sauce
236.59 ml. water
44.36 ml. chili powder
29.57 ml. ground cumin
29.57 ml. Wylers' beef-flavor instant bouillon
9.86 ml. oregano leaves
9.86 ml. paprika
9.86 ml. sugar
4.93 ml. unsweetened cocoa
2.46 ml. ground coriander
2.46 ml. louisiana hot sauce, to taste
4.93 ml. flour
4.93 ml. cornmeal
14.79 ml. warm water


In large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown half the meat; pour off fat. Remove meat. Brown remaining meat; pour off all fat except 2 Tbsps. Add onion, garlic; cook and stir until tender. Add meat and remaining ingredients except flour, cornmeal and warm water. Mix well. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer covered 2 hours. Stir together flour and cornmeal; add warm water. Mix well. Stir into chili mixture. Cook covered 20 minutes longer. Serve hot.

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4 Recipe Reviews


barnesaw reviewed $20,000 Prize-Winning Chili on November 22, 2004

Very good, but a little light on the tomato/sauce/paste. Add a bit of each and adjust the spices, and you have a golden recipe.


avihanan reviewed $20,000 Prize-Winning Chili on January 31, 2005

A real winner. My friends all raved about it. I left out the cocoa, though, and I left out the pork, being kosher. But the spicing is dead on. Have made it a lot and will continue!


marvinweaver reviewed $20,000 Prize-Winning Chili on October 28, 2005

after you brown the meat, just add the remaining ingredients plus 2 shots of brandy and mix well. Cook over a low heat for four hours and it becomes a $1,000,000 prize winning chili.


ryansnyder reviewed $20,000 Prize-Winning Chili on April 11, 2010

This was a really good chili. The spices were spot on - and my taste tester agreed thought it was the best chili they'd ever tasted. It's almost a rendition of Cincinnati chili.

I substituted 1 cup beef broth for the bouillon cubes. After the first tasting, I added 2 cans of kidney beans, because my idea of chili is to have something a bit more than just meat and sauce. Well done Kathy :)