Get ready for the Grey Cup by cooking up some of this awesome Chilli!!

Are you looking to bring your "A" game to this weekend's Grey Cup Party? 

Whether you are cheering for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers or the Montreal Alouettes, you will be the winner with this super fun Chilli Board! 

Two meats together in one, the final champion is you who gets both in one bowl. Canadian Veal meatballs with small tender pieces of Canada Beef are sure to win over all your guests!

Steak and Meatball Grey Cup Chilli

Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 45 min Serves: 6 to 8

1 lb (500 g) top sirloin or striploin steaks, cut into bite size pieces

2 large cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, diced

2 tbsp (30 mL) chilli powder

1 tbsp (15 mL) ground cumin

1 tbsp (15 mL) dried oregano

1 tsp (5 mL) each salt and pepper, divided

1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes

Pinch cayenne

1 lb (500 g) ground veal

1/4 cup (60 mL) white old cheddar

2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped parsley

1/3 cup (75 mL) canola oil

1/3 cup (75 mL) whiskey (optional)

1 each red and yellow bell pepper, diced

2 cans (19 oz/540 mL each) petite-cut stewed tomatoes 

2 cup (500 mL) beef broth

1 cup (250 mL) chunky medium salsa

1 can (5 oz) tomato paste

1 can (19 oz/540 mL) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

In a large bowl, combine steak, garlic, onion, chilli powder, cumin, oregano, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper, hot pepper flakes and cayenne. Set aside

In another bowl, mix together veal, cheddar, parsley and remaining salt and pepper until combined. Roll mixture into 1 inch (2.5 cm) meatballs.

In a large saucepan or soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add meatballs and brown lightly all over. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate. Increase heat to medium high and add steak mixture and cook, stirring for about 8 minutes or until browned. Stir in whiskey until reduced. Stir in peppers to coat. 

Add tomatoes, broth, salsa and tomato paste; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer. Add meatballs and beans. Reduce heat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally for about 1 1/2 hours or until beef is very tender and thickened. 

Chilli Board: Set out your chilli and then add your favourite toppings or additions so everyone can make their own Grey Cup winning bowl! 

Toppings: Corn chips, tortilla chips, shredded cheeses, sliced green onions, chopped pickled onions, pickled jalapeños, mini cornbread muffins, sour cream, avocado slices, fresh cilantro, chopped tomatoes, limes wedges, cooked chopped bacon, hot peppers, sliced smoked sausage, croutons, guacamole, hot sauce, olives, balsamic glaze, roasted vegetables, refried beans, corn kernels, short pasta/noodle, rice, roasted red peppers, crackers, hot dogs


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