Better Than Yo Mama's Chili

Haley Herridge
by Haley Herridge
6 people
1 hr 25 min

Need to win a chili competition!? This one has won several! So many of my friends and family members have used it and always win!! This chili is bold with flavor, hearty, a tad spicy, unique and one of the best chili’s you will try. My mom helped me created this one. Back in college my Husband and I took my moms delicious original chili recipe, spiced it up a bit and added more meats to come up with “better than yo mamas chili” for our college competition. You won’t be disappointed in this award winning flavor packed chili! Enjoy friends!!!!

Better Than Yo Mama's Chili
Recipe details
  • 6  people
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 25 min
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  • 8 slices thick cut apple wood smoked bacon
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound spicy or mild ground sausage
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes use juice
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon jarred minced garlic
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper remove ribs & seeds and dice
  • 1 yellow bell pepper remove ribs & seeds and dice
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. & turn your crock pot to low heat. ( the oven is for crispy bacon topping, or you can just toss into the crockpot)
Cook bacon to a crisp in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or just add to the crockpot if you do not want a crispy topping.
Brown your ground beef and sausage in a skillet and add to the crock pot.
Pour the canned items into the crock pot. (Black beans & Kidney beans, drained and rinsed. Crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes with juice.)
Mix all of the seasonings in a bowl with a whisk. Pour over mixture in crockpot. Mix everything in crockpot well.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté your diced onion, minced garlic, and diced peppers.
Once softened, add to crock pot.
Mix everything well. Put lid on crockpot and let simmer on low for 1 hour.
Great with shredded cheese and lime hinted sour cream on top! To make the lime sour cream, simply squeeze the juice of 2 limes into a pint of sour cream. Pair sweet cornbread with your chili and enjoy!
Haley Herridge
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  • Carmine Carmine on Jan 03, 2021

    It sounds delicious, but don’t understand why regular diced garlic and Jared diced garlic 🤔

  • Marge Vallazza Marge Vallazza on Jan 03, 2021

    Where does the oven come in.

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    • Land Land on Jan 06, 2021

      In the oven is the only way I've cooked bacon for 10 years! No mess, (the oven even self cleans itself!) it's life changing!!!