George's Chili Gang Homestyle Chili Recipe

 George’s Chili Gang Chili

This is my red chili recipe that I use in ICS Chili Competitions. I was able to cook it with Brian Baumgartner during a chili demo at the 2021 ISC World Championship Cook-Off. I had a great time with Brian.


  • 3 pounds of tri-tip beef
  • ½ pound mild pork sausage (I use Jimmy Dean®)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I use Crisco®)
  • One 7.75-ounce can of tomato sauce (I use El Pato®)
  • One 14-ounce can of beef broth (I use Swanson®)
  • Two 14-ounce cans of chicken broth (I use Swanson®)
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons chili powder (I use Chili Man®seasoning mix)
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder (I use Tone’s®)
  • 3 tablespoons cumin (I use Tone’s®)
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Spanish paprika (I use Tone’s®)
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • One 4-ounce can be chopped green chiles (I use Old El Paso®)
  • One 8-ounce can of tomato sauce (I use Hunt’s®)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco®sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • White pepper, to taste
  • Arrowroot, to taste


Brown the beef and sausage using the oil.

Mix the following spices in a separate bowl: garlic powder, chili powders, cumin, cayenne pepper, and Spanish paprika. Set aside.

To a large pot, add the can of El Pato® tomato sauce, beef broth, chicken broth, and three-quarters of the spice mixture. Bring to a boil.

Add half of the browned meat to the pot along with the chopped onions. Add the second half of the browned meat with the green chiles. Simmer for 2 hours, stirring when needed.

Add the remaining spice mixture, the can of Hunt’s ® tomato sauce, and the brown sugar. Cook for another 30 minutes or until the meat is tender.

At the end, add the Tabasco® sauce. Adjust the chili with additional chicken broth or arrowroot, salt, and white pepper to taste.


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