A Guaranteed Crowd-Pleasing Super Bowl Chili Recipe

Paula’s Lightning Chili


2 cups chopped onion

1 lb. ground sweet Italian sausage

2 lb. ground beef (80% lean)

3 cups fresh tomatoes, diced (or 3 cans prepared diced tomatoes)

3 cans chili beans (I use Bush’s medium)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. cayenne pepper

1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes

1 Tbsp. cumin

1/2  Tbsp. curry powder

Brown the ground sausage and ground beef with the onions in a skillet until no pink remains. Drain fat. In a large pot or Dutch oven combine meat and onions with tomatoes, chili beans, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30-45 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Add the remaining spices during the last ten minutes of cooking. (For a milder spice, add the spices at the beginning of the cooking time).

Here are some suggested toppings to serve with your chili:

Warm corn bread

Shredded cheddar cheese

Sour cream

Chopped green onions

Oyster crackers

Sliced jalapeno peppers

Black olives