Vampire Blood Chili

vampire blood chili

Eeek out this ghostly menu and invite your favorite goblins for Halloween festivities on board. This spooky vampire blood chili is sure to get your guests!

Vampire Blood Chili

1 Tbsp. oil
2 cups onion, chopped
½ lb. mild Italian sausage,
casings removed
2 lbs. ground beef
(or ground chicken or turkey)
6 oz. tomato paste
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. each dried basil, oregano,
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
4 Tbsp. mustard
28 oz. diced tomatoes, drained
4 Tbsp. red wine
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
16 oz. can black beans, drained (optional)

Chili toppings:
Taco chips
Sour cream
Jalapeños, chopped or sliced into rings
Shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped raw onions

Heat oil in large pot. Add onions and meats, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring until well-browned. Stir in the rest of ingredients and simmer uncovered for another 25 minutes.

Taste and adjust seasonings. (This chili is even better the next day, so make it ahead of time!) Place chili toppings in individual bowls with spoons for serving. Scoop chili into festive bowls and serve with toppings.

Other Halloween favorites:

Haunted Pumpkin Bars
Black and Blue Petrified Cheese Log
Vampire Blood Chili
Sea Monsters with Hellish Cocktail Sauce
Bloody Mary’s 

By Lori Ross, Southern Boating October 2017

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