Tailgate Chili...with recipe!

Jimmy Cirritto and Chef Eric Quarnstrom from Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, shows us why chili is the perfect tailgate staple.


5 LBS Ground Beef ( browned separately in skillet – drain all grease )

2 large yellow onions – diced

2 large green peppers – diced

6 fresh jalapenos – diced ( canned jalapenos also acceptable )

1 14oz can diced tomatoes

1 8 oz can tomato paste

1 12oz bottle ketchup

¼ cup of beef base

1 tbs cumin

2 tbs dark chili powder

¼ cup paprika

                ~ combine ALL ingredients into a stock pot and slowly simmer on low heat for 1 hour while stirring occasionally.  A crock pot may also be used.

                ~ serve with shredded cheese, diced red onions and sour cream.

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