Introducing Boilermaker Chili
Now Central New York is home of one of the biggest road races in the country, The Boilermaker. Now we are home to one of the biggest Chili cook offs with Chili Palooza. What happens if you combine the love of Chili with the love of Boilermaker? Introducing the Boilermaker Chili.Apparently this recipe is not a native of Utica. This is the chili recipe that fans eat at the Purdue Boilermaker football games. For those that don’t know, The Purdue Boilermakers are a football team out of the Purdue University Boilermakers. They are located in West Lafayette Indiana. Let’s make this West Indiana dish a new Central New York favorite.
This delicious dish will only take about 2:30 hours to prep/cook. Here’s the recipe for 12 servings from allrecipes.com:
2 pounds ground beef chuck
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
3 (15 ounce) cans chili beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce
2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 large yellow onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon bacon bits
4 cubes beef bouillon
1/2 cup beer
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 (10.5 ounce) bag corn chips such as Fritos®
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
1) Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck and sausage into the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.
2) Pour in the chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the onion, celery, green and red bell peppers, chile peppers, bacon bits, bouillon, and beer.
3) Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
4) After 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and chili powder if necessary. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate, and serve the next day.
5) To serve, ladle into bowls, and top with corn chips and shredded Cheddar cheese.
Calories: 600 | Total Fat: 30.1g | Cholesterol: 70mg
Got A Craving For Chili?
Chili-Palooza will be taking place on September 21st from 4pm to 10 pm at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. The gates will open at 4pm for an evening of musical entertainment provided by local bands. The main attraction of the night will be the “Chili Cook-off” with local fire departments and non-profit organizations competing for the title of “Best Chili.” The fire department or non-profit with the best chili will receive cash prizes. It will be an evening of fun for the entire family and a great way to support the community! Great Beer, Great Music, and Great food with Townsquare Media.