Riunite Ultimate Chili Challenge! Recipe and Review


I can make a mean pot of chili, in fact I have a great recipe called Two Pot Chili (keep reading for recipe) and this time I used Riunite wine.

Oh, yeah.

After all, what is better than football and chili?  Answer:  Not much!

Riunite’s Ultimate Chili Challenge, a nationwide chili cook-off culminating in a Grand Prize trip to the Super Bowl next year. Home cooks around the country are spicing up their recipes and popping open bottles to compete for the best chili creation and Lambrusco pairing. Reunite Lambursco is deep ruby-red in color. Intense bouquet with hints of raspberry and wild black cherry. Fresh and crisp in a typical frizzante style. The residual sugar is well-balanced with a light acidity providing a pleasant, fruity finish.  So, so delicous!

In order to give my Renuite Ultimate Chili a go, I was sent a great package to get me started!

You still have time to enter!  The Riunite Ultimate Chili Challenge is judged by a panel of experts.  They will select the top five in each region abd those finalists will be invited to participate in a live chili cook-off.  A winner in each region will move on to the National Finals in San Diego, California.

Riunite Chili Challenge
The grand-prize winner with the ultimate chili recipe will receive an unforgettable experience for two at The Big Game
in Phoenix in February 2015.

Two Pot Chili
Two Pot Chili


Green Pepper
Hamburger (2 lbs)
Tomato Juice (large can)
Beans – chili, navy, black, kidney, garbonzo
Bottle of Riunite Lambrusco

Brown hamburger drain fat, sauté green pepper, onion, celery. Add 1 cup of Riunite Lambrusco to the saute and tomatoes and cook another 3-4 minutes.  Combine beans (except chili beans, you want to use the sauce that comes with them!) and rinse well.

Put hamburger, beans and tomato juice in soup pot. Add saute mixture. Add tomato juice, salt, pepper and another cup of wine.  Move to bigger pot (that’s why it’s called 2 pot chili!) Add seasoning to taste. I usually add a good tablespoon (that’s right, tablespoon) of chili powder and a lot of fresh cracked black pepper. Minimal salt.

Simmer on the lowest setting for an hour or two.

Usually, I add mushrooms.  Fifteen minutes from serving I slice button mushrooms and add them to the chili, this time I completely forgot to pick them up at the market.  Next time!

With the addition of Riunite Lambrusco, the taste of my chili is even better.  Even my husband (who isn’t one for change) noticed a subtle difference…and liked it!  I thought it was just fabulous!  Best of all, I had enough wine left over to enjoy a glass at dinner!  Cheers and happy tailgaing!  Don’t wait, enter the Riunite Ultimate Chili Challenge before September 20th!  Get creative, spice it up and have fun!

*Sky received a gift pack mentioned above.  All thoughts and opinions are her own.*


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Sky is the mother of two children, ages 16 and 9, and she resides in Nebraska. In addition to being a contributor at Eighty MPH Mom, she has plenty of blogging experience, as the owner and author of Seeryus Mama for over seven years.

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