Cin Chili

Recipe courtesy Cindy Wilkins
Show: Throwdown with Bobby Flay Episode: Chili
TOTAL TIME: 3 hr 40 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 1 hr 30 min
Cook: 2 hr
YIELD: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (14-ounce) can beef broth (recommended: Swanson's)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce (recommended: Hunt's)
    • BATCH ONE:
      • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
      • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
      • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
        BATCH TWO:
        • 5 tablespoons red chili powder
        • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
        • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
          BATCH THREE:
          • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
          • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
          • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
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          In a large heavy bottom pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and drain off the excess grease. Add the tomato sauce and the beef broth and simmer for 1 hour. Add all of the ingredients from Batch one, stir and simmer for 35 more minutes. Add Batch two to the pot and cook for another 20 minutes, stirring often. Add Batch three and cook for 10 more minutes. Let cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use in Cin Chili Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Cin Chili Puffs, and Cin Chili Con Queso.

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