Firecracker Chili Recipe

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315 mins (prep 15, cooking 300)
13 ingredients
8 servings
We had 3lbs. of stew beef and a few ideas. Stew, for instance, but that included veggies Ken doesn’t like. I suggested chili and was scoffed at because Ken is the chili master…a well deserved title. But, today I actually impressed him with my first from scratch chili. Woo Hoo ! Lots of smoky heat and tender meat. Excellent!!! Note: This was Patti’s first Chili ever. I had my doubts and had a hard time keeping my mouth shut and going about my own business. I was hugely surprised. This chili was full of large chunks of tender meat with a deep rich chili flavor that built into the perfect smoky heat as you ate it. Not for Yankees and Sissies, it was on the Zippy side. We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Royall Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker, Traeger, Char Griller side box smoker, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pellet heads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ. The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain. Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste.

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Serving Size (35.27 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 43.55 Calories from Fat 5.22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.58g 7.15%
Saturated Fat 0.11g 4.23%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 416.15mg 138.72%
Total Carbohydrate 9.6g 25.59%
Dietary Fiber 1.38 g 44.01%
Sugars 6.69 g %
Protein 0.87g 13.88%
Vitamin A 1248.03IU% Vitamin C 1.24mg%
Calcium 16.93mg% Iron 0.76mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lean stew beef, bacon drippings, or, jalapeno peppers, or, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, stewed tomatoes, chipotle powder