2008 -Southern Chili Georgia Style

byGeorgia Weller


After three days of competition, Georgia Weller was awarded the title of World Champion for her red chili! You may notice that her husband Jim was the winner in 2000. You know what they say… couples that cook chili together, stay together!


4 Tbsp California chili powder
3 Tbsp Gebhardts chili powder
1 Tbsp Pasilla chili powder
1 Tbsp Chimayo chili powder
2 1/2 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp granulated garlic
1 Tbsp onion powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne powder
2 tsp salt

Combine above ingredients for spice mix. Reserve 4 Tbsp of mix and set aside. Divide the remaining amount into 2 equal parts.

3# Tri-Tip roast or Chuck Tender cut in small chunks
1-15oz can of beef broth (Swansons)
1-15oz can of chicken broth (Swansons)
1-10oz can of tomato puree (Hunts)
2 Green Chiles €“ from a 4 oz can of whole ones - blended
Tabasco to taste
Salt to taste


In chili pot, combine beef broth, chicken broth, tomato puree and 1/2 of remaining spice mix.

In skillet, brown the meat, drain and add to chili pot.

Cook for about 1 1/2 hours.

Add other 1/2 of spice mix and blended green chiles and simmer for an additional hour.

Add reserved 4 Tbsp of spice mix and cook a 1/2 hour more or until meat is tender.

Adjust salt if necessary.

Add Tabasco to taste.