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Take Tailgating to Tailgreatness with Crock Pot Brisket Chili and Nexium® 24HR

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If you love football, easy tailgate parties, and spicy food get ready for “Tailgreatness”.  I’ve got an easy Crock Pot Chili recipe that’s made with ground brisket and a man pleasin main dish for the big game day.  We’ll be rooting for the home team while chowing down on a build your own Corn Chip Chili Pie.  Don’t fret if the thought of it gives you heartburn, Nexium® 24HR  is available to help out.

tail gate party table 1

When our fans arrive they’ll be greeted with some fun appetizers like my Oven Fried Pickles, stuffed jalapeños and salami/cheese/tomato kabobs.  As soon as everyone arrives they can head to the “Build Your Own Corn Chip Chili Pie” bar. I started the chili earlier in the day.  Using a crock pot allows the chili to slow cook and the flavors to marry.  The added benefit is piping hot chili ready and waiting. Setting up a bar with all the topping choices gives everyone the option of adding plenty of their favorites.  There’s chocolate for dessert because it goes so well with chili and EVERYBODY likes chocolate in this house.

 build your own chili pie

I personally love a lot of cheese and plenty of sour cream.  Our son and his wife are big jalapeño lovers.  What ever your choices you may suffer as I do from frequent heartburn.  Don’t worry, don’t get sidelined by frequent heartburn.  By taking just one Nexium® 24HR pill a day several days before game day you can prepare for the great day.  

Making Crock Pot Chili

1.  Two or three hours in advance of the party start the chili.  I used course ground brisket I found in the meat section at Walmart but you can use ground beef or turkey.  Brown the meat in a heavy skillet with the onion and bell pepper then drain the fat using a colander. 
 brown meat onion bell pepper

stir and brown meat for chili

drain meat for chili

2.  Turn the crock pot on high.  Spray your crock pot with oil then transfer the meat mixture into it.
 chili spices

3.  Now dump the rest of the ingredients in and stir it together.  Give it about 30 minutes to get good and hot then turn the cock pot down to a low simmer.  It shouldn’t continue to bubble but retain a steamy temperature for the next few hours until the party.  I love cooking it this way because of the ease.  You could eat the chili right away but allowing it to simmer a couple of hours really brings out the flavors.  Be sure to taste it before serving and add salt and black pepper if it needs it.
 crock pot chili w

Setting up for “Tailgreatness”

Bonus Tip:  I use a folding table I purchased at Walmart for tail gate buffets.  It is set up in the TV viewing room so the food and drinks are handy and no one misses a crucial football play.  You will find it a lot less stressful if you use sturdy disposable dishes when it comes to clean up time.  Even inexpensive plastic table covers are one less headache.

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How to deal with heartburn

I buy Nexium® 24HR because it's the #1 choice of Doctors and Pharmacists* for their own frequent heartburn. *Among PCPs and Pharmacists who use a branded OTC PPI.  With one pill a day I can get all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn with Nexium® 24HR.  *Use as directed. *May take 1-4 days for full effect.

I shop at Walmart where I purchased the Nexium® 24HR 42 count tablets in the pharmacy section.  Here’s a photo to help you find it easily and when you click on this Nexium® 24HR link you’ll find more information on frequent heartburn plus a coupon.  Head over to Walmart online shopping to order yours now.

*Use as directed.  *May take 1-4 days for full effect. 

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Crock Pot Brisket Chili

by Jeannie
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Keywords: entree soup/stew beef
Ingredients (10-16)
  • 2 lb ground meat
  • 2 cups diced onion (about 1 large onion)
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper (about 1 large bell pepper)
  • 5 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-4 diced jalepeno, seeds removed
  • 2 large cans fire roasted diced tomatoes (15 oz each)
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups water (add more if you like thinner broth)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
Saute meat, onion, bell pepper 10 minutes till meat is light brown.
Drain fat.
Transfer meat mixture to pre heated crock pot. Turned on high 30 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients.
Stir to incorporate all ingredients.
After about 30 minutes the chili should be hot. Reduce crock pot temperature to simmer for about 2 hours.
Chili pie
Layer corn chips in bottom of bowl. Ladle on enough chili to cover the chips. Add favorite toppings such as grated cheese, jalepeno, sour cream. If you like it HOT dash on some hot sauce.
For a fun presentation, use single serving size bags of corn chips as the bowl. Just slit the side of the bag and add chili with toppings.
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  1. I love how festive your display is! Great idea having it set up right in the room where you're watching so no one misses a play.

  2. I haven't had a good chili recipe in a long time!

  3. This looks yummy and I love your fun table!

  4. I need a good chili recipe - perfect timing! Pinned!

  5. This looks delicious! What a fun celebration!!

    1. It really is fun to make a great tablescape and serve up good food.

  6. This looks great! LOVE a good crock pot chili recipe!

  7. What a fun tablescape! We've been making our same old chili recipe for ages... I'll have to give this one a try so we can change things up! #client

    1. Be sure to let me know how you like it.


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