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Screamin' Hot Chili Recipe

Updated on May 15, 2018

Famous among family and friends, my husband makes a damn good spicy chili. Hot enough to make sweat bead up on your forehead, while still keeping a delicious flavor. Serve it up with some cheese, sour cream, crackers, and cornbread - you're in for a treat. Don't forget a cold beer, and maybe some Tums!

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 4 hours
Ready in: 4 hours 30 min
Yields: Serves at least 15 people
Our favorite chili beans and seasonings for Screamin' Hot Chili
Our favorite chili beans and seasonings for Screamin' Hot Chili


  • 4 pounds Ground Beef
  • 2 Medium Onions, Diced
  • 2 cans Light Red Chili Beans, 15.5 ounce
  • 2 cans Dark Red Chili Beans, 15.5 ounce
  • 2 cans Hot Chili Beans, 15.5 ounce
  • 1 can Crushed Tomatoes, 28 ounce
  • 2 cans Stewed Tomatoes, 14.5 ounce
  • 2 cans Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles, 10 ounce
  • 1 jar Jalapenos, Small
  • 1 packet Chili Seasoning, Hot
  • 2 boxes 2 Alarm or Carol Shelby's Chili Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 cups Water


  1. Sautee onions in a small frying pan, and set aside in a large stock pot.
  2. Brown ground beef adding salt and pepper as you go. Drain, and add to stock pot. You may need to do this one pound at a time.
  3. Add about one cup of water to the stock pot and turn the burner on to simmer.
  4. Drain and rinse light and dark red chili beans. Add to stock pot and stir.
  5. Add hot chili beans to stock pot and stir.
  6. Add all tomatoes to stock pot and stir.
  7. Drain jalapenos and add to stock pot and stir.
  8. Add all seasonings and remaining cup of water to stock pot and stir. We usually skip the "Masa" included in the 2 Alarm or Carol Shelby's chili seasoning boxes. If you prefer a thicker chili, you may want to add the masa packet.
  9. Turn heat up to low/medium and stir occasionally over the next few hours. Taste it a few times, and if it isn't spicy enough you can add more hot peppers or chili powder.

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