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Competition Smoked Chili Recipe

Chili seasoning mix
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 3.5 hour Total Time: 4 hrs
Servings 8

Dial's Competition Smoked Chili is a definite crowd pleaser and sure to blow the socks off of your coworkers at your next company chili cookoff. Various meats and spices combine to create a unique chili that is an explosion of different textures and flavors. 

  • 3 pounds Ground pork (Can substitute ground beef but the pork will be more tender with a softer texture)
  • 2 pounds Chuck roast cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 pound Pulled pork (No BBQ sauce added) (You can substitute for shredded chicken or an additional pound of ground beef or pork but you will be missing allot of flavor from the pulled pork.)
  • 1 pound Breakfast sausage (Can use Hot or Mild)
  • Vegetables
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Green bell Pepper (Can substitute any color bell pepper)
  • 1/2 Red bell pepper (Can substitute any color bell pepper)
  • 1/2 Yellow bell pepper (Can substitute any color bell pepper)
  • 4 tablespoons Minced garlic
  • Canned Ingredients
  • 28 ounces Whole peeled tomatoes
  • 15 ounces 15oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato paste
  • 2 Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (These come in small cans in the mexican food section of the grocery store. I usually use 2 but you can use more for additional heat. There are usually 6-8 in one can.)
  • 5 cups Beef broth (Can be substituted with beef bullion and water at a ratio of 1 cup to 1 cube.)
  • 1 Beef bullion cube
  • 2 tablespoons Hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 15 ounces Chili (or other) beans (*Optional)
  • Chili Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ Rub
  • 2 tablespoons Chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Ground chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground cayenne pepper (Use additional cayenne for more heat)
  1. Preheat smoker to 300

  2. Trim fat and cut chuck roast into 1" cubes

  3. Preheat cast iron skillet and sear chuck roast cubes on all sides

  4. Brown and drain ground meats

  5. Slice peppers and onions and place on a gas burner or under broiler to char until black blisters are all over. 

  6. Chop all vegetables

  7. De-seed jalapeno and chipotle peppers if desired then chop. 

  8. Mix all seasoning spices together

  9. Add all ingredients and spices (Except your beans) to you dutch oven or oven safe pot. 

  10. Place on 300 degree smoker and smoke for 2 1/2 hours stirring every 30 minutes. 

  11. If you are using beans add them at this point

  12. Cook on smoker for an additional 1 hour. 

  13. Enjoy with cheddar cheese and sour cream. 

Jeremy Dial