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Now this is a good dish to warm your family on a blustery winter night or a great dish to bring to your ward chili cook-off, and what makes it even better is that it can be made mostly from Thrive Life ingredients you can keep in your food storage. If you don’t win the cook-off, you will definitely win the award for the most prepared!

Total Time: 35 min
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min



  1. In a large stock pot, brown bacon and drain most of grease. Add garlic and sauté lightly.
  2. Add barbecue sauce and tomato powder and caramelize pan, scraping edges. Add water and bouillon and stir.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients except cilantro, green onions, and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until thick.
  4. Add cilantro, green onions, and tomato; stir well to incorporate. Serve with sour cream and tortilla chips.

Yield: 10 cups