Watch Cooking Channel

Fantasy Foodball: Tennessee Chili vs. Texas Chili

Chilis

When football kicked off last month, the tail-end of grilling season made hotdogs and burgers a staple of any game-day menu. But then temperatures dropped, grills were left to hibernate, and tailgating foods took a turn for heartier, fall-appropriate fare. Rather than mourn the end of warmer days, look on the bright side: chili is back on the tailgating menu, and it’s here to stay.

Coveted nation-wide, the hearty stew has been known to stir up quite the controversy. You’ve got your meat purists and your bean backers, the folks that throw in every spice known to man and those that prefer as few ingredients as possible. Some add chocolate, while others like a dash of cinnamon. And everyone thinks their recipe is the best.

Apropos this week’s match-up between the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans, we’re teaming up with the National Football League to offer up two rival chili recipes — one from Tennessee, and the other straight out of the lone star state. Taking sides is always tough, but choosing a chili? It’s going to be a nail-biter.

TEXAS CHILI
Recipe courtesy Tami Beitz, the NFL’s official Homegating expert
(Rich & meaty with pepper and tomato base)

Ingredients:
1 ounce of dried whole chilies (approx. three Guajillo Chiles & three Pasilla Chiles stemmed and seeded)
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons Mexican oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ cups diced onion
1 teaspoon garlic
2 ½ pounds boneless beef chuck, well trimmed and cut into ½ inch cubes (to yield two pounds after trimming)
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies
2 teaspoons diced jalapeno (one small jalapeno)
2 tablespoons corn meal
½ cup sour cream for garnish
¼ cup chopped cilantro, for garnish
6 – 8 Lime wedges for garnish

Directions:
In medium dry skillet over low heat add the peppers and cook 1 minute.

Add the oregano and cumin.  Continue to cook until they become fragrant, 1 more minute.

In spice mill or food processor, grind the spices until they are powdered and set aside.

Heat a large stockpot over medium heat with two tablespoons of olive oil. When oil is warm, add onions, garlic, beef, 2 teaspoons of salt and a ½ teaspoon of pepper.  Stir frequently until the beef is no longer red, about 10 minutes.

Add three tablespoons of the prepared chili powder mixture, tomatoes, green chilies and jalapeno.  Stir and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.  Cover, and cook for one hour.

After first hour, remove lid and add two tablespoons of corn meal.  Simmer uncovered one more hour to thicken.

Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.  Serve with sour cream, cilantro and lime for garnish.

Note: For spicier chili, add extra chili powder mixture or another jalapeno. Prep time: 30 minutes.  Cooking time: 2 hours.  Makes: Approx 7 cups, 6-8 servings.

TENNESSEE CHILI
Recipe courtesy Tami Beitz, the NFL’s official Homegating expert
(A distinct smoky flavor – made with bacon, ground beef and beans)

Ingredients:
6 slices of bacon, diced
2 cups sweet onion, diced
3 teaspoons garlic
2 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons cumin
2-3 tablespoons of chili powder
2-3 tablespoons of ground chipotle chili powder
1 tablespoon of salt
½ teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid
1 can (14.5 ounces) beef broth
1 can (16 ounces) red kidney beans (16 ounce)
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 cup diced green pepper (approx one medium green pepper)

Directions:
Heat a large stock pot over medium/high heat.  Add bacon and stir occasionally until bacon is crisp, about 4 minutes.

Add diced onion and garlic, cook for 2 minutes.

Add ground beef, cumin, chili powders, salt and pepper.  Stir often to break up meat and cook until meat is no longer red, about 10 minutes.

Add tomatoes, broth, beans, tomato paste and diced green pepper.  Stir and bring to a boil.

Cover, reduce heat and let simmer for 1.5 hours.

Adjust seasonings as necessary.  Serve with corn chips and cheddar cheese for garnish.

Note: For spicier chili, add extra of each chili powder.

Prep time: 30 minutes.  Cooking time: 1.5 Hours.  Makes: Approx 10 cups, 8-10

servings.

More Chili Recipes:
Zucchini Chili
Meaty Meat-less Chili
White Chili
Argentine Chili with Chimichurri
Ancho-Chipotle Turkey Chili
Sausage Chili
Chili Verde

Plan your tailgating menu with our Big Game Foods Gallery, and get the party started with the NFL’s Gameday Party Planner.

Which chili wins your vote?

Tags:

Comments (2738)

  1. garcinia cambogia gnc posted 10/21/2013

    Title…

    […]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but do not get a good deal of link love from[…]…

  2. blender smoothie recipes posted 10/22/2013

    blender smoothie recipes…

    […]check below, are some absolutely unrelated web sites to ours, on the other hand, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[…]…

  3. firefall power leveling posted 10/22/2013

    rift platinum…

    Fast RIFT platinum for sale: $1 exchanges thousands gold. All PLAT, power leveling, CD key and time cards never delay. Your all in one solution for RIFT life…

  4. state farm quote for fee posted 10/22/2013

    Title…

    […]that may be the end of this article. Right here you will obtain some web sites that we think you will enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[…]…

  5. click here posted 10/23/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    I feel somewhat lucky to have used the web page and look forward to so many more fun times reading here…

  6. compare auto quotes posted 10/24/2013

    Title…

    […]very few web-sites that take place to be in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly worth checking out[…]…

  7. Photography Courses London posted 10/24/2013

    Title…

    […]please visit the sites we follow, which includes this 1, because it represents our picks through the web[…]…

  8. Tron posted 10/25/2013

    Tron…

    […]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]…

  9. Trinidad Castelum posted 10/25/2013

    Trinidad Castelum…

    […]very couple of web sites that occur to become in depth beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly effectively really worth checking out[…]…

  10. Title…

    […]the time to study or go to the subject material or web-sites we’ve linked to below the[…]…

  11. info here posted 10/27/2013

    Title…

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a couple of unrelated information, nevertheless really really worth taking a look, whoa did a single find out about Mid East has got more problerms too […]…

  12. tenerife south webcams posted 10/27/2013

    tenerife south webcams…

    […]usually posts some extremely exciting stuff like this. If you?re new to this site[…]…

  13. keezmovies posted 10/28/2013

    Title…

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a handful of unrelated information, nonetheless actually really worth taking a look, whoa did a single master about Mid East has got more problerms too […]…

  14. eq2 power leveling posted 10/29/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  15. consolidation posted 10/30/2013

    Title…

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]…

  16. medifast diets posted 11/01/2013

    Title…

    […]we prefer to honor numerous other web web sites around the net, even though they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages worth checking out[…]…

  17. click here posted 11/02/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    I’m not sure what I would have done if I had not encountered such a thing like this….

  18. portrait artist posted 11/03/2013

    Title…

    […]the time to read or stop by the subject material or sites we’ve linked to below the[…]…

  19. siters posted 11/04/2013

    siters…

    […]just beneath, are numerous entirely not related sites to ours, even so, they are certainly worth going over[…]…

  20. how to make money from home posted 11/05/2013

    Title…

    […]we came across a cool website that you simply might delight in. Take a look for those who want[…]…

  21. app ontwikkelaar posted 11/05/2013

    app ontwikkelaar…

    […]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don?t get a whole lot of link love from[…]…

  22. poe power leveling posted 11/05/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    Your performing a good job…

  23. knee length leather kilt posted 11/06/2013

    knee length leather kilt…

    […]that will be the end of this write-up. Here you?ll discover some web-sites that we think you?ll enjoy, just click the links over[…]…

  24. my company posted 11/07/2013

    Title…

    […]one of our visitors not too long ago proposed the following website[…]…

  25. ford crate engines posted 11/07/2013

    Title…

    […]just beneath, are quite a few absolutely not associated sites to ours, nonetheless, they may be certainly worth going over[…]…

  26. Mavish.com posted 11/08/2013

    Title…

    […]we prefer to honor lots of other net sites on the net, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages really worth checking out[…]…

  27. naija news posted 11/08/2013

    Title…

    […]please stop by the web-sites we stick to, like this 1, because it represents our picks through the web[…]…

  28. click this link here now posted 11/08/2013

    Visitor recommendations…

    […]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[…]……

  29. wedkarstwo posted 11/10/2013

    Title…

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine several unrelated information, nonetheless actually worth taking a appear, whoa did one particular master about Mid East has got extra problerms as well […]…

  30. Port Canaveral transportation posted 11/10/2013

    Title…

    […]very handful of sites that occur to become comprehensive below, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly worth checking out[…]…

  31. cableless posted 11/11/2013

    cableless…

    […]please visit the web sites we follow, like this 1, because it represents our picks through the web[…]…

  32. Bail Bonds Van Nuys posted 11/11/2013

    Bail Bonds Van Nuys…

    […]The details talked about inside the article are a number of the most effective offered […]…

  33. trading system posted 11/12/2013

    Title…

    […]one of our visitors not too long ago recommended the following website[…]…

  34. Web hosting reviews posted 11/12/2013

    Stop Calling Black Singers Rappers Already…

    The New York Times really wants you to know that Chris Brown is a rapper. In fewer than 100 words of the original copy of John Ortved’s tweet roundup……

  35. Superb website…

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I like but don’t get a lot of link love from[…]……

  36. wow gold posted 11/14/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  37. www.100d3.com/europe posted 11/14/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  38. fat loss factor reviews posted 11/14/2013

    Title…

    […]please go to the websites we follow, such as this one, because it represents our picks in the web[…]…

  39. bubblegum casting posted 11/16/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    […]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[…]……

  40. credit counselling society posted 11/16/2013

    Title…

    […]we like to honor several other web web-sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Underneath are some webpages worth checking out[…]…

  41. view more posted 11/16/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  42. jojoo durchgefuhrt…

    sekaligus excelente classroomv myspace svolgera wrights chensumi….

  43. snoreless pillow review posted 11/17/2013

    Title…

    […]we came across a cool website which you may possibly delight in. Take a appear in the event you want[…]…

  44. denver web design posted 11/17/2013

    Title…

    […]Every the moment inside a even though we choose blogs that we study. Listed beneath are the most current web-sites that we pick […]…

  45. http://youtu.be/8m-wedHWSvM posted 11/17/2013

    Title…

    […]that could be the end of this report. Right here you will obtain some web-sites that we feel you will enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[…]…

  46. Kim Kardashian latest news posted 11/19/2013

    Title…

    […]we came across a cool website which you could take pleasure in. Take a appear for those who want[…]…

  47. cheshire photographers posted 11/19/2013

    Title…

    […]very few web-sites that occur to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly effectively worth checking out[…]…

  48. despedidas beauty party posted 11/19/2013

    Title…

    […]we prefer to honor quite a few other world-wide-web sites on the internet, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Below are some webpages worth checking out[…]…

  49. Lands Cyprus posted 11/19/2013

    Title…

    […]Every once in a whilst we opt for blogs that we study. Listed below would be the most up-to-date web pages that we decide on […]…

  50. remove negative seo posted 11/19/2013

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    […]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[…]……

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c