Go All Out For The Big Game With The Chili 50

If you don’t know this by now I am going to tell you. The football game that is happening on February 7th is a big deal. It is the 50th anniversary of their championship game. So with that notion everyone who is throwing a party is going all out with their food preparations.

What are you going to make? If you need an idea, Hormel has got a super recipe for you to make. It is the Chili Bowl 50. As Hormel says this chili contains 50 ingredients in one bowl of chili for culinary awesomeness!

The Chili Bowl 50



¼ cup chili powder

2 tablespoons instant espresso powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

2 teaspoons ground coriander

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon celery seed

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon parsley flakes

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ large yellow onion, chopped

2 tomatillos, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

½ green bell pepper, chopped

½ red bell pepper, chopped

½ yellow bell pepper, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

½ poblano pepper, chopped

2 jalapeños, chopped and seeded, if desired

½ cup green onions, chopped

1 pound lean ground beef

¾ pound HORMEL ALWAYS TENDER pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 (15-ounce) cans HORMEL Chili No Beans

2 cups water

1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (14-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (14-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 (14-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 (12-ounce) bottle beer

1 ½ cups chopped butternut squash

½ cup LA VICTORIA roasted pepper salsa

½ cup LA VICTORIA enchilada sauce

1 (5-ounce) can VALLEY FRESH chicken breast, drained

¼ cup masa harina

2 teaspoons HERB-OX beef granules

1 cup finely chopped kale leaves

1 cup corn kernels

1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

½ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

Juice of ½ lime

Garnish with pickled jalapeños, sliced radishes, avocado, guacamole, sour cream, cheese curds, shredded Cheddar cheese, crushed tortilla chips, corn chips, if desired.


1. In small bowl, combine chili powder and next 16 ingredients. Set aside.

2. In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and next 10 ingredients and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

3. In large Dutch oven, cook ground beef 5 minutes. Add pork and cook 7 to 8 minutes.

4. Stir in 3 tablespoons reserved spice mixture and cook 2 minutes.

5. Add tomato paste and cook 1 minute.

6. Stir in next 14 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until butternut squash is tender.

7. Stir in next 5 ingredients and cook 2 minutes.

8. Garnish with desired toppings.

9. Enjoy!

Create A Fantastic Tailgate Party With These Cocktails

The teams are now set. We get to see the old veteran in Peyton Manning take on up and coming star QB Cam Newton. Who do you want to win? Is it the Broncos or the Panthers? One decision that is easy to make is having great drinks to go along with all the fantastic football food you will be eating during the game. This is where Jack Daniel’s comes into play. Check out these cocktail recipes below. Plus if you are rooting for one of the teams there is a cocktail inspired from each team.

Pigskin Punch

750 ml Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select

750 ml Aperol

750 ml Sloe gin

750 ml Pineapple juice

750 ml Hearty ginger ale

10 Dashes Paychaud’s bitters

5 Dashes Angostura bitters

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl right before service. Add a few ice cubes and stir. Stir over ice with a pineapple garnish.

The Sip & Dab

Take a drink in style with every Carolina touchdown

1 ½ oz. Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack

½ oz. Giffard apricot liqueur

¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice

1 oz. Simple syrup

2 oz. Stiegl Radler or Mixwell grapefruit soda

Directions: Shake all but Radler. Strain into a Collins glass. Top with Radler. Stir. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Mile High Rush

Celebrate Denver with this refreshing cocktail

2 oz.  Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select

¾ oz. fresh lemon juice

1 oz. Simple syrup

2-3 Basil leaves

1 Teaspoon plum jam

Directions: Add basil and press. Add remaining ingredients. Shake with ice and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a basil leaf or sprig.

Celebrate Burns Night With Laphroaig

Here at MANjr we look to educate you with the arts and some history. Today marks the celebration of Burns Night. It is a day where people honor the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns. He has written an abundance of Scots poems. The poet’s birthday is January 25th, but people may celebrate his day at any time of the year. Burns Nights are most common in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This year, Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky wants to help you get in the Burns Night spirit. The 200-year old Scotch whisky has launched a new video in honor of Burns Night 2016, the latest iteration of its internationally acclaimed #OpinionsWelcome campaign. Scottish poet Elvis McGonagall is featured in the video below called “Ode To Laphroaig,” giving a nod to Robert Burns’ renowned “Ode To A Haggis” traditionally recited on Burns Night.

To go along with the poem are two cocktails that would make Robert Burns proud.

Laphroaig Feast Toddy


1 part Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

1/2 part ginger liqueur

3 parts hot apple cider

Fresh ground cinnamon

Directions: Build in a pre-heated coffee mug. Garnish with a lemon wedge studded with cloves and a dash of fresh ground cinnamon.

Laphroaig Ode To Scotland


1 part Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

1/2 part maple whisky

1/2 part butterscotch liqueur

2 parts fresh pressed apple juice

Flamed orange peel

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.