Spicy Touchdown Chili


1 pound ground beef
1 pound bulk pork sausage
2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each ) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with onions, undrained
1 can (12 ounces) beer
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeno slices
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions, optional


1In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Repeat with sausage.
2Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4 to 5 hours or until heated through. If desired, top with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and/or chopped green onions when serving.

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Total Time
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
Makes 12 servings (3 quarts)
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 365 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 901mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 9g fiber), 22g protein.

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