Rouse Family Recipe

Uncle Rob’s Chili

Total Cooking Time 280
Yield 8
8 ratings

This is one of our most requested recipes. Serve with a side of saltines or cornbread.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound green onion pork sausage, removed from casing
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced Ro-Tel Original Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 (15-to-16 ounce) can kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 (12-ounce) beer (Abita Turbodog or Amber)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cola
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup powdered cumin
  • 1/8 cup paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can beef broth
  • Rouses salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 cup grated mild or medium cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped white onions
  • Saltine crackers


  1. In a large heavy pot over medium-high heat, brown turkey, beef and sausage. Add celery, onions and bell pepper and sauté until tender. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a low boil, stirring often. Cover pot, lower to a simmer and cook for at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve hot with cheese, sour cream and onions to garnish and Saltine crackers on the side.