Our Super Bowl Spicy Chili!

Are you ready for some football?  
For the Super Bowl today, we’re sure ready in this house.  Oh yes, we’ll watch the game alright, and most importantly, we’ll enjoy noshing on some good eats the entire time!
On the menu is a pot of hot n’ spicy chili, perfect for not only the big game, but also for a February Sunday afternoon despite the sun shining brightly and  spring-like 60 degree temps.  So it’s not as though we needed some spicy, hot chili to warm up our innards, but rather to just keep with our Super Bowl game tradition!
This chili recipe is a combination of a variety of recipes that I have married together throughout the years.  It is fairly spicy in heat though and includes four varieties of beans plus some corn.  We just love it and I hope that you enjoy it too.


"Some Like It Hot" Spicy Chili

What You Need:

  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 large garlic cloves, minced through a garlic press
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery, including the leaves
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large green peppers, chopped
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 2 lbs. ground pork
  • 4 - 5 lbs. ground lean ground round (you can also use ground turkey in this recipe)
  • 1/2 can chopped jalapeno peppers . . . or better yet, 1/2 of one chopped fresh jalapeno pepper with seeds removed ~ ~ note that using the fresh option increases the level of heat (spiciness).
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/3 cup cumin
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • 3 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 28-oz. cans peeled, whole or diced Italian tomatoes
  • 3 6-oz. cans tomato paste
  • 1 28-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can light rid kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce - - generously sprinkle as much as you like (and we like our chili HOT!)
  • Garnish:
  • Sour cream
  • Finely shredded 4-cheese Mexican cheese blend
  • Chopped green onion stems


  • Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy pan.
  • Add the garlic, chopped onion, celery, and green pepper to saute'.
  • Add the pork and beef. Cook while constantly stirring and breaking down the chunks of meat, cooking until the meat is browned nicely.
  • Add all of the spices and stir until well blended.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce and water.
  • Add the corn (optional).
  • Add the jalapenos (use the amount you prefer for heat level).
  • Add all of the beans.
  • Heat up the spiciness by adding Louisiana Hot Sauce, about 5 shots to begin with.
  • Adjust seasonings by adding more where desired, especially the cumin, chili powder, and red pepper flakes!
  • Cook on low heat for about an hour to allow all of the flavors to blend, adding more water if the chili becomes to thick.
  • Add a little water at a time until your preference of thickness is reached.
  • Garnish with sour cream, Mexican cheese, and chopped green onion stems.
  • Serve with fresh cornbread and/or tortilla chips.
  • Also have small bowls of sour cream and Mexican cheese to pass around to your guests.
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** This chili freezes very nicely too, since this is a big batch of chili!

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  1. Wow this looks so good! I had to pin that photo. Too beautiful not to. :)

  2. We were speaking last night about spicy chili…We love it. Very nice chili you have here. I have also started adding a square of semi-sweet chocolate too.

    Like you…Superbowl for me is about eating and less about the game.


  3. It sounds perfect for these colder days Roz!!!

  4. It is a bitterly cold day here in Italy so I am staying warm and cosy by the fire and catching up on my blog reading. Some lovely recipes to enjoy during this cold snap especially this latest one Roz.

  5. That’s definitely picture-perfect chili. I hadn’t thought about making it lately. You just turned my head.

  6. I am so glad that the game is today, and after that there would be more things to talk about. Chili is great, I love it even in a summer… Thanks Roz!

  7. Gorgeous looking chili. All the right colors, all the right condiments. And perfect football fare!

  8. there’s nothing beth that a huge bowl of chili and the SUper Bowl!! Looks delish…anne

  9. Claudia took the words right from my mouth – this is about a perfect a chili as I have seen. Beautiful photo.

  10. We made our chili yesterday and are having it today too. Yours looks delicious. I think my husband would like your version. I noticed lots of meat in your recipe and he’s a total carnivore:)

    Enjoy the superbowl, Roz!

  11. Yum! We are making chili for tonight too! :)

  12. Looks scrumptious! Enjoy your Superbowl chilli!

  13. okay, sure do wish I had this last night instead of a burger! Wow! It looks so spicy and delicious!

  14. Thanks for stopping by everybody; I’m glad that I had a moment comment back on each of your blogs! It was a yummy bowl of chili and the Super Bowl was an all around great event to watch and enjoy!

  15. Hi U.S. Roz. Sure would have loved to share a bowl of this with you yesterday!!! Hope everything is well in your world. Canadian Roz.

  16. I’m definitely excited that the hype is over…but if I had to relive it all over again…this chili would definitely be featured at my fiesta!

  17. Wow, Roz, that chili has my mouth watering. I didn’t make a pot for Super Bowl Sunday and have put it on the menu for this weekend. Fabulous pictures.

  18. Yeah, this city was hoppin’! But good to have the craziness over :) Your chili looks fabulous…I love it spicy, too…but everyone here seems to have a more sensitive palate! Thanks for saying hello, Roz! xo

  19. Dear Roz, that looks absolutely delish! What a wonderful way to celebrate the big game! Blessings dear one, Catherine xo

  20. Dear Roz, Thank you for your visit and kind comment. I just wanted to get back and answer your question about my site. My daughter helped me set it up…it was a project of trial and error and is still a work in progress. Have a beautiful Sunday. Blessings, your friend, Catherine xo

  21. WOW what a beautiful blog you have!! This recipe looks amazing and I can’t wait to check out all your other ones :) So glad you found my blog so that I could find yours, consider me your newest follower! xoxo

  22. Beautiful dish with vivid colors… love it =) Nice meeting you..

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