How To Be The Star Of Your Super Bowl Party With This Five-Alarm Chili Recipe

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party this weekend, might I suggest this five-alarm chili recipe, one I’ve tweaked for the better part of a decade. The recipes serves 12-15 people so you can adjust the proportions accordingly.

Here’s what you need to start…

1.5 lbs of ground chuck or chuck roast cut into cubes (something with high fat content preferably)
1.5 lbs of spicy/hot Italian sausage
6-8 small onions, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
3 Poblano peppers, chopped

Saute the onions and garlic in a large frying pan. When the onions become translucent, throw in the poblano peppers. Brown the meat. Add salt, pepper and a few shakes of Worcestershire sauce and stir.

With me so far? Grab the largest pot you can find.

Add the following (drop 1):

24 oz tomato paste
3 cans diced tomatoes chili ready
32 oz tomato sauce
3 14.5 oz cans of low sodium beef broth
6 tpsp chili powder
3 tbsp cumin
3 tbsp garlic
2 Jalapenos, whole
4 Serranos, whole
1 Habanero, whole

A quick word here about chili powder. Yes, if you have time, drying your own chiles is awesome and cool and authentic. But a good chili powder (not a generic one from the grocery store) works just as well, and in some cases, a lot better.

But we’ll have that conversation another time. Moving on…

Boil 30 minutes on med-high heat. Remove the peppers and allow them to cool for a few minutes before giving them a rough chop and throwing them back into your cauldron. I like to include the seeds but it’s understandable if you want to leave it out (wimp!).

Measure out the following ingredients and mix them together in a small bowl (drop 2).

3 tbsp cumin
12 tbsp chili powder
3 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp garlic
3 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp black pepper
2-3 tbsp cayenne
1.5 tbsp basil
1.5 tbsp Mexican oregano

Then add:

3 cups chicken broth
2 beef bullion cubes
2 chicken bullion cubes

Cover and simmer for 2-2.5 hours, occasionally giving it a stir. The longer you cook it, the more depth of flavor the chili will have. Oddly enough, freezing and reheating this chili is recommended, although, time constraints may not allow for it.

By the way, I do have a secret ingredient and no, I’m not sharing it with you. Sorry guys.

Anyway, garnish with onions and shredded cheese and voila, you have one tasty treat for your Super Bowl party.

Good luck…