Richmond Chili Throwdown Winner

in News & Events, Recipes

After a fierce competition between staff members at our Richmond store on January 24 in our Chili Throwdown, the votes have been tallied and we have a winner! 

Congrats to Kevin Goolsby of our House and Home Department!

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Mr. G’s “Hell’s Fire” Chili

Ingredients: 

1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
2 yellow/sweet onions, chopped
8 medium garlic cloves, finely minced
4 jalapeno peppers, minced (no seeds or pith)
3 Anaheim peppers, minced (no seeds or pith)
1 yellow pepper, minced (no seeds or pith)
2 pounds stew meat, rough chop
1 ½ pounds hot Italian sausage, ground
1 can La Costena diced tomatoes, 14 oz
1 can La Costena tomato paste, 6 oz
1 can Rotel tomatoes with lime juice & cilantro
2 cups Roma tomatoes, no seeds or juice, chopped
1 can dark beer
1 cup chicken stock
2 teaspoons ground cumin powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon hot paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon coriander
1 tablespoon ground ancho chile powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons, black pepper
¼ cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons Tony Chachere’s Original Creole seasoning
2 teaspoons Cavender’s All Purpose Greek seasoning
¾ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cans La Costena black beans
1 can La Costena pinto beans
1 can La Costena red kidney beans
1 can La Costena refried pinto beans
1 can La Costena chipotle sauce, 8 oz
¾ cup shredded ‘Mexican blend’ cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat oil
  2. Cook onions, garlic and all peppers till caramelized
  3. Add meat and cook till browned
  4. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Rotel tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, beer & chicken stock
  5. Add spices, brown sugar, seasonings, cilantro, beans, refried beans, chipotle sauce & cheese
  6. Reduce heat and burn for all eternity