Dave’s Chili

This flavor-packed chili recipe was created by the chili recipe winner Dave Kaiser of Edina, Minnesota. With multiple varieties of peppers, various spices and protein-packed pinto beans, this tasty recipe isn’t just for fall, but is good all year round!
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 8 sweet cherry peppers, seeded, chopped
  • 2 jalapeqo chiles, seeded, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes in juice, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged pinto beans
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1-1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Assorted garnishes: diced tomatoes, avocados, red onion, chopped cilantro, shredded cheese
  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat cook meats until browned, about 10 minutes; drain fat.
  2. Stir in cherry peppers and chillies and cook 3 minutes longer.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and liquid, tomato paste, water, chili powder, onion powder, coriander, white and cayenne pepper.
  4. Heat to boiling; reduce heat, cover and simmer, 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in beans and tortilla chips. Season to taste with salt.
  6. Ladle chili into bowls and serve with assorted garnishes.

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Warm Up with Chili

Nothing warms up a cool fall evening like a steamy bowl of chili. After a long day of harvest, this Northarvest chili recipe is the perfect quick and simple solution. Using just three canned items – pinto and/or kidney beans, tomatoes and corn – supper is served in just 15 minutes. It’s also a delicious and nutritious!

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Thrifty Thursday: Chuckwagon Chili

Fall is coming fast, which means it is time for fall food! One fan favorite is a warm bowl of chili. It can be made for almost any occasion; for a quick lunch, supper or tailgating. Chili is also a very cost-effective meal, as well as healthy and delicious.

Learn how to make Chuckwagon Chili in the latest North Dakota Today “Thrifty Thursday” segment with Northarvest Director of Domestic Marketing and Communications Megan Myrdal.

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With the cold temperatures, what better way to warm up than with some homemade bean chili! Yesterday, February 28, was National Chili Day, which is a good excuse to throw a party this weekend.

A traditional chili cook-off can perk up the waning days of winter with great food and some friendly competition. Betty Crocker makes it easy with their guide to holding a chili cook-off in your home, including an assortment of bean-rich chili recipes.

Read more here.