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Jonna’s Chili

This chili, named after the creator’s granddaughter, took 1st place in Tulkoff’s 2016 Chili Cook Off!

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

2 hours 30 minutes




1 lb Bacon, cubed

2 lb Pork back tenderloin, cubed

2 lb Steak, cubed

1 bottle Steak sauce

1 Onion, chopped

24 oz can Kidney beans, undrained

15 oz can Black beans, undrained

15 oz can Butter beans, undrained

10 oz can Tomato paste

4 fl oz Honey

20 oz can Fire roasted tomatoes, diced

2 fl oz Kentucky bourbon


1 tsp Tulkoff Chopped Garlic in Water

1 tsp Chili powder

2 tsp Chipotle chili powder

3 tsp Smoked paprika

2 tsp Cumin

2 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Sea salt

4 tsp Black pepper


Preheat over to 300 degrees.

In a cast iron Dutch oven, cook 1″ cubes of bacon until extra crispy. Remove and set aside.

Add cubed pork and steak to Dutch oven and sear on 2 sides. Add steak sauce and onion. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Over medium heat add beans, tomato paste, honey, tomatoes, bourbon, 2 tomato paste cans of water, Tulkoff Garlic, cooked bacon and remaining spices. Stir mixture and bring to a simmer.

Cover and place in oven for 2 hours.

After cooking, remove lid and add any additional water to reach desired consistency. Chili will be thick. Stir to incorporate additional water and serve!