Majorly Grubbing Chili

Majorly Grubbing Chili
Prep and Cook Time:
20 min. prep – 3-8 hours cook


1-1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 lb country-style pork sausage
1 lb ground buffalo
1 32 oz can pinto beans
1 26 oz can kidney beans
1 26 oz can black beans
2 green bell peppers
2 large yellow onions
2-3 shallots
1/2 clove garlic
2 15 oz can tomato sauce
2 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1-2 tbsp chilli powder
2-4 tbsp cumin
1 tsp coarse ground/kosher salt
pinch ground black pepper
2 tbsp brown sugar
hot peppers (habanero or jalapeno) – optional


Utensil / Cookware

Large Crockpot
Skillet (preferably cast iron)
wire mesh basket strainer (can use a colander if necessary)
flexible spatuala


  1. brown sausage, then drain off as much of the grease as possible with the wire mesh basket and spatula, then place in crockpot
  2. brown beef and buffalo, drain off excess fat the same way as the pork, then add to crockpot
  3. mix ground meats, stirring in chili powder and cumin
  4. chop up green bell peppers, shallots, and onions  and saute in the same skillet used to brown the meats, when slightly tender add to crockpot
  5. Stir ingredients in crockpot mixing well, add drained & rinsed beans to crockpot
  6. add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes to crockpot, mixing well
  7. sprinkle salt on cutting board and mince garlic on it; scape the minced garlic off the board and mix into the crockpot
  8. add hot peppers and mix in well
  9. cook on high for 3-6 hours, stirring periodically
  10. adjust spices to taste and cook on low for another hour
  11. turn the crockpot off and let sit for an hour (allowing flavors to meld)
  12. serve or refrigerate for later

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