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Bodacious Chili - Red Bag

Bodacious Chili® Recipe (Red Bag)

Bob Wiseman
This is just the recipe you need for your family, a few friends or the company chili cookoff. Just fry up the meat, brown the vegetables and add the broth and the Red Bag as the recipe calls for. Now make some cornbread or whatever you want to feed the hungry folks. If you have leftovers, which I doubt will happen, then refrigerate for that midnight snack. Coyote Jodi (my wife) and Burro Bob (that’s me) have won a house full of trophies with this recipe.
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southwest


  • Chili Pot
  • Sealable Container


  • 15 ounces beef broth
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 2 pounds chili grind chuck is the best
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ package Bodacious Chili® Powder reserve other half
  • 7 ounces El Pato or small can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Bullion Beef Base in one cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Bullion Chicken Base add to warm water
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice fresh preferred
  • 15 ounces pinto beans for non Texas-style


  • In a chili pot combine chicken and beef broth, minced onion. In a skillet, using a little oil, brown the chopped chili grind in batches; add to the chili pot, Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, start the preparation of STEP TWO.
  • In a sealable container, combine 1/2 packet of Bodacious Chili® Powder, El Pato tomato sauce, and a little bit of chicken broth, shake the sealed container until all the powders are absorbed in the broth. Add the mixture to the chili pot. Let simmer for 15 minutes; let rest for 30 minutes to blend all flavors. Maintain liquid consistency with more chicken broth.
  • In a sealable container, add the cumin, remaining Bodacious Chili® Powder, Better Than Bullion mixture and lime juice, chicken broth (as needed); shake the sealable container until all powders are absorbed in the broth. Add the powder/spice mix to the chili pot, stir well and let cook for 15 minutes then taste and salt as needed.
  • NOTE: Should you want to use beans I suggest using Bush's Ranch-style Pintos. Whatever you do don't use kidney beans or I might hunt you down and destroy your chili pot.
    When the Bodacious Chili® is almost done use salt as fits your personal taste. Always add extra chicken broth to keep the chili just covered. You may also use beef broth for a bolder chili.


SOURCE: Bob Wiseman