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Bodacious Chili - Recipe #1

Bodacious Chili® Large Crowd (Black Bag)

Bob Wiseman
This is the recipe that is made for a party, maybe a tailgate or Superbowl. Just gather a big pot or Dutch oven. Follow the directions and get ready to have a fandango. In the meantime, whip together some Bodacious Salsa, warm up some tortillas and a large bowl of cooked pinto beans. Maybe have some shredded cheese, chopped onions and sour crème. Get ready to do the two-step as the chili cooks away.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southwest


  • Chili Pot
  • Sealable Container


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans beef broth 15 ounces, divided
  • 1 large white onion minced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 4 pounds beef tri-tip roast cut in small cubes or chili-grind
  • 8 tablespoons Bodacious Chili® Powder
  • 2 cans El Pato
  • 4 tablespoons cumin
  • 4 tablespoons Bodacious Chili® Powder
  • 3 teaspoons Better Than Bullion Beef Base in 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Bullion Chicken Base added to beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice fresh pressed
  • Real Salt as needed or regular salt
  • chicken broth as needed


  • In a large chili pot or Dutch oven, combine chicken and beef broth, minced onion and granulated garlic. In a skillet, using a little water, brown the tri-tip or chili-grind in batches, strain and add to the chili pot. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, start the next preparation.
  • In a sealable container, combine 8-tablespoons Bodacious Chili® Powder, remaining beef broth, El Pato tomato sauce, and a little bit of chicken broth. Shake the sealable container until all powders are absorbed in the broth. Add the mixture to the chili pot. Let simmer for 45 minutes; maintain consistency with more chicken broth.
  • (Note: at this point you should be about one hour and a half away from serving) Turn the stove off and let the chili rest to blend spices for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, start the preparation on the final step.
  • In a sealable container, add the cumin, 4-tablespoons Bodacious Chili® Powder, Better Than Bullion mixture and lime juice, salt (as needed; I use Real Salt), 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 adjust as needed.


SOURCE: Bob Wiseman