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A hearty bowlful of chili with a big spoonful ready to gobble up!

Tailgate Chili

Love a great chili? Then it's time to make some Tailgate Chili! Full of spicy sweet flavor it one of our favorite meals!
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 154kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey if you prefer
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 15 oz. cans of beans do not drain you can use pinto beans, white beans, kidney beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, whatever is your favorite, just use four cans of beans.
  • 15 oz. can pork & beans do not drain
  • 1 can chopped jalapeños 4oz.
  • ½ cup water
  • 28 oz. stewed tomatoes do not drain
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoon each; dry mustard chili powder & paprika


  • In a large dutch oven over medium heat, brown the ground beef, drain & set aside.
  • Using the same pot, add the onions & sauté about five minutes until they nicely soften. Add the garlic and all of the spices and continue sautéing until it becomes fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients to the pot except the celery.
  • Cover pot & simmer on low for two hours, stirring occasionally. You may need to add more water, just keep an eye on it.
  • At 1½ hours, add the celery, remove lid & continue for the final half hour to simmer.



Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 210mg | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.2mg