Karen's First Place Chili

Karen's First Place Chili

Karen P 0

"I won first place 3 times with this recipe, and gave the recipe to a friend and he won first place with it also."


1 h 30 m servings 365 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 2172 mg
  • 87%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the pork sausage, beef, and onion into a large skillet over medium heat, and cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is browned, about 15 minutes. Break the meat up into crumbles as it cooks. Drain off excess fat, then place the meat into a soup pot. Mix in the diced tomatoes with green peppers, chili beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, masa harina, cumin, salt, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Bring the chili to a simmer, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour.
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  1. 16 Ratings


This is a delicious recipe with several changes. We do not have the stomachs to be able to handle 9 tablespoons of chili powder! Three was all we could do! In addition, I used only about 1/2 ...

Karen, thanks for the recipe. I also won first place with this chili. How fun!! I did alter it just a little. I only put 7 tablesoons of chili powder and did not add extra salt. I thought t...

Sooo Good... The only changes I made were only 3 tsp of chili powder and i add 1 tsp of brown sugar (brown sugar add a savory element).

At last! A recipe that is actually hot. Well done Karen, I've spent years looking for recipes from all over the world that are hot and spicy and this is the first one. Normally they say it is ho...

Very,very good recipe. I added 1 red bell pepper, 1 green bell pepper, and 2 habanero peppers, and 4 jalapeno peppers as well as increasing the red pepper to 1 TBS. Also added 1 quart of water...

We liked it less than some milder recipes, I enjoyed it with cheddar and sour cream over noodles, but my kids found it too hot.

This recipe calls for WAY TOO MUCH CHILI POWDER AND SALT. I was thoughtful enough to only put 6 T chili powder, I wish I had been more thoughtful with the salt. I put 1 Tablespoon salt and we co...

A tablespoon of salt? I only used 1 tsp and the chili was so salty we couldn't eat it. Also very greasy, even after draining fat. I did like the spice level though. Might try again using no s...

this is the best chili i have ever made