Recipe courtesy of Pinky's Westside Grill

Carolina Burger Chili

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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2 pounds 80/20 ground beef

2 tablespoons dark chili powder 

2 tablespoons finely minced garlic 

2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Texas Pete 

2 tablespoons seasoning salt

1 tablespoon beef base or bouillon

1 teaspoon ground cumin 

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 

1 small yellow onion, finely diced 

One 6-ounce can tomato paste


  1. Combine the ground beef, chili powder, garlic, hot sauce, seasoning salt, beef base, cumin, pepper, onion and 1 cup water in a heavy-bottomed 4-quart stockpot and mix well. Cook the chili over medium-high heat until the ground beef is cooked, about 30 minutes. Whisk in the tomato paste, making sure to blend it into the chili well. Simmer until thickened and the tomato flavor is incorporated, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and serve over burgers!