Game day Chili

Game day Chili | BBQ Rubs

Game day Chili is a game day must. This recipe has just the right amount of spice to keep your guests coming back for more. If you're looking for chili recipes for your next game day or the big game, look no further. This recipe is easy to make and shows who is the boss as it takes 5 hours to cook and you are left with with a rich and hearty flavor. For added flavor smoke with mesquite wood. 


  • 5 pounds beef sirloin cut into cubes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium white onions, minced
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle or can beer
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) can hot water
  • 3 cubes beef stock
  • 8 large garlic cloves, pressed
  • 5 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 12 tablespoons unblended chili powder
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons cumin (fine ground)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes or chili arbol 


  1. In a frying pan, brown meat with olive oil until gray in color. Return meat and natural juices to cooking pot.
  2. Sauté onions in 1 tablespoon olive oil until translucent. Return to pot. Add beer, tomato sauce, hot water, beef stock, 1/2 of the garlic, 2 tablespoon paprika, 1/8 teaspoon salt, flavor enhancer and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Simmer over low heat for 2 hours until meat is tender. Be sure pot has a tight lid, as this will help the tenderizing process. Stir occasionally.
  4. When meat is tender, add remaining garlic, unblended chili powder, cumin, 3 tablespoons paprika, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and red chili flakes
  5. Continue cooking 15 more minutes.
  6. Turn heat off and let set for 1-2 hours so that the flavor of the spices is absorbed, then turn the heat back on and continue to simmer for 1 additional hour.

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