SOURCE: Tabasco

January 31, 2011 05:00 ET

Spice Up Game-Day With Chili

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - (Family Features) For a great game-day party, give rivaling fans one thing they can agree on -- the food. Ditch traditional finger foods for a hearty, winter classic with a spicy Southwestern twist.

A hearty mix of ground beef and beans, with hints of chili powder, cilantro and barrel-aged Tabasco sauce, Game-Day Chili is sure to become a household tradition. Serve the chili with an array of toppings on the side -- like Cheddar cheese, red onion and original Tabasco sauce -- allowing guests to customize their own bowl. For more fan-pleasing recipes visit www.Tabasco.com

Game-Day Chili 
Makes 6 servings 
 
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 red onion, chopped
1 pound ground beef
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 can (16 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 can (15 1/2 ounces) red kidney beans, drained
2 tablespoons original Tabasco brand pepper sauce
1 can (11 ounces) corn, drained
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  Shredded Cheddar cheese, optional
  Chopped red onion, optional
  Cilantro sprigs, optional

Heat vegetable oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook until tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In drippings remaining in saucepan, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until well browned on both sides, stirring frequently. Stir in chili powder and salt; cook one minute. Add tomatoes (and their liquid), kidney beans and Tabasco sauce. Heat mixture to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in corn and cilantro; heat through.

Garnish with shredded Cheddar cheese, red onion and cilantro sprigs, if desired.

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