49er Chili {Recipe}

“Trish this chili just tastes heavenly.”   Those were the very words spoken by my husband as he polished off his second bowl of this chili.  My Dad and brother came over on Saturday for the 49ers vs. Saints game.  (Go 49ers!)  My husband really wanted me to make up a pot of chili and this is what I came up with.  I know there are so many opinions on what a proper chili recipe consists of.  I’m from California so I really have no biases – as long as it tastes good I’m happy :)  I hope you will give this chili a try because it really is sensational.  (This recipe is in no way associated or endorsed by the San Francisco 49ers.  I couldn’t think of a name and this is what my husband suggested :) )

Whenever I make chili, my husband likes me to warm up tortillas on both sides, butter the tortilla and then roll it up.  His mom always served him tortillas with his chili con carne growing up.  It really is delicious and a fun twist on saltines or chips.

1 to 1.25 lbs of ground beef (I used lean – 7% fat)
1/2 lb Italian sausage
2 (15oz) cans chili beans
2 (14.5oz) cans diced tomatoes
3 oz tomato paste
1 med yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cubes of beef bouillon
1 Tbls chili powder
1/2 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Tbls dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp dried basil, ground black pepper, paprika, & white sugar
cheese, Fritos, tortillas (optional)

Note: You could easily make this in your slow-cooker.  Just add all the ingredients and let it go for 8-10 hours on low.

This recipe makes 6-8 generous bowls.  Double the recipe if you are cooking for a larger crowd or want to freeze your leftovers.


Cook the beef and sausage in a large pot over medium high heat.  If you are using ground beef with a higher fat percentage, drain off the excess grease.

Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.  Turn the heat down to low and let simmer for at least two hours.  Stir the chili occasionally and taste test as needed ;)

The chili was ready to go after two hours but tasted even better after four.  I just heated up a bowl of leftovers for my husband and it tastes even better today than it did yesterday.  

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  2. That looks so good. I really don’t cook (I love to bake, though), but this looks easy enough for me to make.

  3. This sounds amazing and looks delicious!

  4. Now that looks like good, hearty chili. Ive added it to my favorites and intent to try it out. Thanks, Kathi

  5. I just love chili this time of the year. I have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  6. Great weather for chili and yours looks really delicious! Pat

  7. Yum! and Go Niners!! My husband is from that area and has always been a fan, I am a Bears fan by default, but because of him, we have been cheering the 49ers along this season and it has been such an amazing season! Can’t wait to see what happens this weekend against the Giants…:)

  8. looks fabulous!

  9. I love chili but I’ve never made it! I just enjoy it at my friends houses. My kids and husband don’t like chili but I should make some and freeze it into smaller container for myself!

  10. I love spicy food.. and this recipe sure looks promising..
    Thanks for linking up!

  11. Looks great :)

  12. Man this looks soo good and it’s making me hungry! Thanks for sharing:)

  13. We love chili!! Glad to have you at Things I’ve Done Thursday!


  14. Sounds delish! I think I’ll be adding chili to our family menu for next week! :)

  15. Yum! This looks great! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next week!
    Chef in Training

  16. Sounds yummy!!

    Simply Designing

  17. yummmmm! never met a chili i didn’t like!

    visiting via the girl creative and hope you’ll enter my kate spade & bling giveaway:




  18. This recipe reads like it will be my favorite!! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie this week! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  19. This looks delicious! I’m going to pin and try the next time I make chili. I’m still searching for that perfect recipe.:)

  20. I’m a Patriots fan, but I’d love some of this 49er chili anyways. ;-) I was really hoping for an east/west Superbowl, perhaps I’ll make this anyways in honor of a great team on Feb. 5th!

    Thanks for linking to Refresh Your Nest Friday and hope to see you back there tomorrow!

  21. This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    <3 Michelle

  22. What a unique recipe!! I love all the ingredients like the bouillon and the worcestershire sauce. Sounds and looks so tasty! I’d love if you would drop by and link up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!

    Hope to see you there! Thanks!!

  23. Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful

  24. Girl, you are one heck of a cook! Your husband is a lucky man!! :) Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  25. This looks heavenly too!! I bet my fiance would love this!

  26. ive made this chili a few times and its a hit! everyone always asks me for the recipie! thanks for sharing! :] found it on pinterest!

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