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How to Make Marlboro Chili Recipe

Marlboro Chili Recipe

Whether you prefer the Marlboro Award-Winning Spicy Chili Recipe or the Headquarters Chili from the Marlboro Chili Book, there’s no denying that this dish is a true testament to cowboy cooking at its finest.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 32
Calories: 477kcal


  • Skillet
  • bowl
  • knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cup


  • 4 Small Green Peppers
  • 6 pounds of Coarsely Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Medium Onions thinly sliced
  • 96 ounces of Diced Tomatoes
  • 8 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic crushed
  • 2 cups Water
  • 96 ounces of Pinto Beans
  • 4 teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco Hot Sauce


  • In a large pot, cook the beef over medium heat until it’s browned and fully cooked. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add the green peppers and onions to the pot. Sauté for about 5 minutes until they slightly soften.
  • Stir in the garlic, chili powder, cumin, and hot sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and water, and stir to combine all the ingredients.
  • Bring the chili to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Stir in the pinto beans and continue cooking for another 15-20 minutes until they’re heated through and the chili reaches your desired consistency.
  • Serve the chili hot, garnished with your choice of toppings like shredded cheese, diced onions, or sour cream.


  • For a thicker chili, use less water. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add more water.
  • Adjust the amount of hot sauce according to your preferred level of spiciness.
  • Experiment with different toppings to customize the dish to your liking. Some popular options include avocado, jalapenos, and corn chips.
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