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2008 Best Overall Chili (Williamson Fire Dept.)


2 pounds ground beef

2 pounds ground pork

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large Vidalia onion, diced

4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped

1 (28-ounce) canned whole tomatoes, broken

4 fresh red hot peppers, chopped

1 (12-ounce) tomato paste

6 tablespoon oregano

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

3 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon sugar

2(15½-ounce) cans light red kidney beans

2 (15½-ounce) cans dark red kidney beans

Kosher salt, to taste

Chipotle sauce, to taste


Mix beef and pork. Brown meats and drain fat. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil. Combine beef and pork with sautéed onions and garlic. Add juices from tomatoes and stir. Add tomatoes, peppers, tomato paste, and spices. Simmer 2 hours; add beans after 1 hour. Use bottled water to obtain the consistency desired.

Source: Williamson Fire Department