Joseph Brooks’ winning chili recipe: “I pretty much followed it exactly, except cut back on the chili powder and added red onion, yellow onion, red pepper, green pepper, one can of V8 (my secret ingredient) and some black beans”.
Joseph Brooks’ First Place Chili
"A mixture of pork sausage and ground beef, slowly cooked with beans, lots of chili powder, cumin, and some masa harina flour gives this chili its prizewinning taste."
|1 pound pork sausage
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with
green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®)
1 (16 ounce) can chili beans
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
9 tablespoons chili powder
3 tablespoons *masa harina (instant corn
Place the pork sausage, beef, and onion into a large skillet over medium heat, and cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is browned, about 15 minutes. Break the meat up into crumbles as it cooks. Drain off excess fat, then place the meat into a soup pot. Mix in the diced tomatoes with green peppers, chili beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, masa harina, cumin, salt, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Bring the chili to a simmer, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour.
* masa harina (instant corn masa mix) = Mexican Pantry: MASA HARINA
The only brand in the United States is Maseca, and it is called "masa instantánea de maiz para hacer tamales" or "instant corn masa mix for tamales" = Flour made from ground, dried corn. (Corn Meal).
Hispanic Section at Woodman’s