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Dr Pepper Chili

June 15, 2021
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Author Notes

With just six quick and easy steps – and one secret, unexpected ingredient – you’re bound to be the star at your next backyard barbeque or chili competition with this vibrant Dr Pepper Chili recipe. —Emily Smith

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 2 hours
  • makes 8 quarts
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 3 pounds ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 6 large fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped (or 2 8-oz. cans tomatoes)
  • 1 small can green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 12-oz. cans Dr Pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 2 cans kidney beans, drained 
  • 2 jalapeños, finely diced
  • 1 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 8 tablespoons chili powder
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Render fat from bacon (save fat from cooked bacon).
  2. Sauté all vegetables and garlic in rendered fat.
  3. Separately brown all beef and pork; drain excess fat.
  4. Add beef and pork into the sautéed vegetables.
  5. Reduce Dr Pepper by 50 percent by bringing to a boil and simmering until quantity is half.
  6. Add all other ingredients and simmer for 1 to 2 hours.

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