Southern Soul Chili
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins
 

My award winning chili, made with a very special sauce.

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb hot sausage
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 poblano pepper - chopped
  • 2 stalks celery - chopped
  • 1 medium onion - minced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic - minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 oz tomato paste - canned or from tube
  • 1 16 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup Sir Charles BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Sir Charles Hot BBQ sauce
  • 12 oz lager Beer
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 2 cans (15oz) dark red kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
Instructions
  1. In an extra large stock pot or cast iron skillet, brown ground beef and sausage. 

  2. Add chopped vegetables, except garlic, and cook until meats are cooked through and vegetables are tender.

  3. Lower heat to medium. 

  4. Add chili powder, tomatoes, tomato paste and sauce to pot, mixing well. Scrape any bits from the bottom of pot. Cook for about 15 minutes stirring often.

  5. Stir in beer, beef broth, minced garlic,Worcestershire, vinegar and honey. Stir to blend ingredients.
  6. Simmer for about 1.5 hours stirring frequently allowing chili flavors to marry. If sauce gets too thick, add water in 1/4 cup amounts.

  7. Add beans and cook another 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Taste for seasoning and adjust.

  8. Serve with garnishes and extras - sour cream, scallions, grated cheese, hot sauce, jalapeƱos, hot corn bread.
Recipe Notes