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 (2761)

  1. pearlsonly posted 01/23/2013

    Visitor recommendations…

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

  2. unifi package posted 01/23/2013

    unifi package…

    UniFi Online Registration…

  3. ohio volleyball posted 01/24/2013

    ohio volleyball…

    [...]always a major fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but don?t get a good deal of link adore from[...]…

  4. Sales Team 1 posted 01/24/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every as soon as in a when we pick blogs that we read. Listed beneath would be the most current sites that we opt for [...]…

  5. videoproduktion posted 01/24/2013

    Title…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, on the other hand, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  6. bols tibétains posted 01/24/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

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

  7. Sue Rowan posted 01/24/2013

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  8. singaporepools� posted 01/24/2013

    Title…

    [...]one of our guests recently recommended the following website[...]…

  9. webdesign posted 01/24/2013

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  10. wedding spaces effingham il posted 01/24/2013

    wedding spaces effingham il…

    [...]one of our visitors just lately recommended the following website[...]…

  11. naples florida real estate posted 01/24/2013

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  12. pana IL Wedding Reception Hall posted 01/25/2013

    pana IL Wedding Reception Hall…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you just may possibly get pleasure from. Take a search should you want[...]…

  13. Frank Lonardelli posted 01/25/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

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

  14. Red Deer Business Bankruptcy posted 01/25/2013

    Great website…

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

  15. sex posted 01/25/2013

    Links…

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

  16. smooth treadmill 5.65 posted 01/26/2013

    [...]The information talked about within the report are a number of the very best offered [...]…

    [...]below you’ll uncover the link to some internet sites that we believe you should visit[...]…

  17. dating posted 01/26/2013

    Links…

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

  18. part time physician assistant jobs atlanta ga…

    Superb information and facts may be found on this online website….

  19. lida posted 01/26/2013

    [...]The information talked about within the report are a number of the very best offered [...]…

    [...]below you’ll uncover the link to some internet sites that we believe you should visit[...]…

  20. where to buy thyroxine posted 01/26/2013

    purchase synthroid online…

    [...]buy Thyroxine 100mg in Canada[...]…

  21. Business Ideas for Beginners posted 01/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]although internet websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not associated to ours, we feel they’re actually really worth a go via, so possess a look[...]…

  22. plantas purificadoras de agua posted 01/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here is a superb Weblog You may Come across Fascinating that we Encourage You[...]…

  23. ZQuiet Review posted 01/26/2013

    Visitor recommendations…

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

  24. debt consolidation australia posted 01/26/2013

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  25. mygirlfund posted 01/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or go to the material or web sites we have linked to beneath the[...]…

  26. seo services posted 01/27/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  27. Asia News…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]…

  28. Boxing and Fitness Gym posted 01/27/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  29. residences @ emerald hill posted 01/27/2013

    Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  30. lida bayi posted 01/27/2013

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated information, nevertheless truly worth taking a search, whoa did one particular study about Mid East has got far more problerms too [...]…

    [...]although web-sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not associated to ours, we really feel they’re essentially worth a go through, so have a look[...]…

  31. vehicles used posted 01/27/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  32. best desktop computer 2011 posted 01/27/2013

    Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated data, nonetheless truly really worth taking a search, whoa did 1 find out about Mid East has got a lot more problerms at the same time [...]…

  33. IGF-1 Long R3 dosage posted 01/27/2013

    IGF-1 Long R3 dosage…

    [...]we prefer to honor several 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[...]…

  34. highly skilled mechanics posted 01/27/2013

    Superb website…

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

  35. Colonizing Mars posted 01/27/2013

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  36. cheap deals posted 01/28/2013

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  37. Ronna Delamora posted 01/28/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here are a few of the internet sites we advise for our visitors[...]…

  38. Banc De Binary posted 01/28/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every as soon as in a though we opt for blogs that we read. Listed beneath would be the most recent web pages that we decide on [...]…

  39. depo headlights bmw posted 01/28/2013

    Related……

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]……

  40. distilling rum recipe posted 01/28/2013

    Terrific Blog Post…

    This is certainly one superb blog post. Really cool….

  41. Payday Loans posted 01/28/2013

    Wyatt…

    Thank you for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do some research about this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such magnificent information being s…

  42. Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  43. Tulsa Shopping posted 01/28/2013

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

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

  44. where to submit articles posted 01/28/2013

    Great website…

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

  45. deploy systems posted 01/28/2013

    deploy systems…

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

  46. gives us claims directly posted 01/28/2013

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  47. global warming posted 01/28/2013

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]……

  48. handbags posted 01/28/2013

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  49. us tax shield review posted 01/29/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  50. seo posted 01/29/2013

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c