5 Alarm Chili & a Chili Powder Giveaway!

IMG_0760I cannot tell a lie spicy, rich, tomatoey chili with lots of depth and a list of ingredients a mile long is my favorite sort of chili.  Bring it on!  I’m a sucker for a chili recipe like this!



Don’t let the list of ingredients for this recipe scare you.  Honestly once you get the meat browned and the veggies sautéed all you need to do is throw the rest of the ingredients in and let her cook and cook and cook and cook….this is not a quick throw it together and eat it in an hour chili, this chili is actually best made the day before or early in the morning the longer it cooks the better it gets!  This recipe did not win the prestigious Chili Cook-Off award at my church, but it got my vote!  So I just had to include it in Chili Cook-Off week!

Thanks to Stacy for sharing her 5 Alarm Chili recipe.
I do have to say that because I could not find habanero peppers in the grocery store I used a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce instead.  Feel free to kick the heat up in this recipe….if you dare!


Masa is one of my favorite chili recipe tricks.  Mix a few tablespoons of this corn flour with cold water and whisk it in near the end of cooking your chili.  It will give your chili a rich thick depth that is out of this world!   Psssst ….thati’s it!  I just gave you  my number one chili secret,  Masa.  That’s all I gots people!

What's the secret ingredient in your chili recipe?



Get out your spoons and DIG IN!  And don’t forget to ENTER all the great GIVEAWAYS!!  See details below. 


Enter to win:



The OFFICIAL Chili Cook-Off prize rules (are easy):

Answer the question from the body of this post in the comments below for a chance to win the assortment of Chili Powders.

One comment per person please!

**It’s nice to share 😉 So if you do I’ll give you one bonus entry.  Just copy paste the url into the comments so I can see that you shared. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest are all acceptable forms of sharing…also word of mouth but I’m not sure how you would copy paste that. LOL 😉

This contest will close Friday, November 22, 2013 at midnight EST.  This giveaway is open to US Residents 18 years or older the winner will be selected by random.org and will be notified via email.

Don’t forget if you haven’t already to enter these other great GIVEAWAYS:

Chili Cook-Off Grand Prize ~ Set & Forget Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker, official Eat2gather chili cook-off apron, and a ladle from OXO.

Chance to win 1 of 5 $10 Wendy’s gift cards.

Much love, Sheila

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  1. 1
    Rachel :

    no secret…just lots of veggies and garlic

  2. 2
    Lauren :

    my secret ingredient is a sprinkle of any of my husband’s homegrown chili peppers that he has dried. He grows at least 20-30 kinds every year and dries them. They sure had a hotness like no other!!!!

  3. 3
    Cathie :


  4. 4
    Cindy :

    A small sprinkling of cinnamon is my chili secret.

  5. 5
    Beth M :


  6. 6
    Natalie G. :

    Not a secret for regular people, but from my husband, haha: lots and lots of seasoning! He supposedly hates garlic, but I sneak it there. 🙂

  7. 7
    Natalie G. :
  8. 8

    I add a can of rotel to my chili!

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  10. 10
    Demetria Friberg :

    Well, V-8 but I see it listed above in the recipe so it really is no secret!!

  11. 11
    Lori Haase :

    My secret is a little brown sugar! My chili is spicy with a little sweet kick!

  12. 12
    Tina H :

    My son says that my secret ingredient is always “LOVE”.

  13. 13
    Rosie :

    I take some of the chili and buzz it with avocado chunks and tortilla chips and add it not long before serving. I had gotten the idea from a vitamix demo for tortilla soup, it was soo good I like it in chili!

  14. 14
    Kathy Faberge :


  15. 15
    Alicia :

    Depending on my mood…. A little sugar or a little BBQ sauce. 🙂

  16. 16
    Jeanne Wilcox :

    Onions and lots of them cooked slowly until sweet and brown.

  17. 17

    Brown sugar and cinnamon. I’ll confess that I never ate chili until I was 22. Seriously weird, I know.
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