2000 -Jim Weller's Macktown Chili

byJim Weller


After deliberating more than an hour, the judges determined the winner of the red chili competition- Jim Weller (of Bloomfield, Michigan) and his "Macktown Chili!" Jim’s wife [Georgia] had won the WCCC in 1996 (and again in 2008)- making Jim and Georgia the first husband and wife of the ICS to each hold titles!


3 lbs Tri-Tip beef (cubed)
1 14 oz can Beef Broth
1 14 oz can Chicken Broth
1 8 oz can Hunt's Tomato Sauce
1 tsp Tabasco Sauce
A/R Water

Spice Mix
8 Tbsp Mild California Chili Powder
2 Tbsp Hot New Mexico Chili Powder
3 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Garlic Granules
1 Tbsp Onion Granules
1/2 Tbsp Arrowroot


Brown meat, drain and add to chili pot with broths and tomato sauce.

Add 75% of spcie mix, bring to boil and simmer for 2 hours.

Add Tabasco and remaining spices.

Thin gravy with water, if necessary.

Cook additional half hour or until meat is tender.

Add salt to taste.

This recipe makes approximately 3 quarts.