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Game Day Chili

Game Day Chili

Looking for a recipe that’s big on flavor and perfect for tailgating? Tailored to feed a crowd of hungry fans but just as at home on your family table as fall comes knocking, our Game Day Chili is a winning play. We’ve expertly crafted this dish to harmonize with our Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, infusing each bite with depth and warmth. Plus, it’s ready in just 60 minutes, making it the perfect, simple chili to share with friends and family as you root for your team.


  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 Clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Cup plain tomato sauce
  • 1 Cup low fat/low sodium beef stock
  • 1/2 Cup Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 Can (approx. 15 oz.) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon ground oregano
  • ½ Teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ Teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Shredded cheddar cheese for topping
  • Chopped parsley or cilantro for topping


  1. Add the ground beef to a large pan and brown, on medium heat, stirring often and breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon. Move to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the olive oil and diced onion to the same pan and sauté on medium heat, stirring often, until the onion become translucent.
  3. Add the minced garlic and continue cooking and stirring for an additional minute. Return the browned beef to the pan.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, beef stock and wine.
  5. Stir in the kidney beans.
  6. Season with the cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper.
  7. Cover and cook on low heat for 30 minutes. Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped parsley or cilantro.