Donna Foley 2023 ICS Championship Red Recipe

Donna Foley’s Texas Red Hot Chili Recipe



2 lbs. cubed Tri Tip beef

½ tsp salt

½ tsp. black pepper

2 TBS. Vegetable Oil

1 14 1/2 oz can Swanson’s Low Salt Beef broth

1 14 1/2 oz can Swanson’s Low Salt Chicken broth

8 oz. spring water

1 8 oz can tomato sauce

1 serrano pepper


Spice Mix

Spice Mix #1

2 TBS New Mexico chili powders like Mild Bill’s Gunpowder Foods Dixon or Hatch

1 TBS granulated onion

1 tsp Chicken Granules

1/4 tsp. All Things Chili Deadly Dudley chili powder


Spice Mix #2

3TBS chili powder blends like Gebhardt’s or Mild Bill’s Gunpowder Foods San

Antonio Original

1 TBS Mild Bill’s Gunpowder Foods Stockyard Special chili blend or Pendery’s Fort

Worth Light chili powder blend

1 TBS ground cumin

1TBS granulated garlic

¼ tsp jalapeno powder


Brown cubed beef in salt, pepper, and vegetable oil and drain. In a 4-quart pot, add the 8 oz can of tomato sauce. Then use the 8 oz can as the measuring spoon and add one can of beef broth, chicken broth and water. Add the serrano pepper and drained beef and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove the pepper. Add Spice mix #1 and simmer for 1 hour. Add Spice Mix #2 and simmer for 30 minutes. Salt to taste.