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Idaho Beef Council Gets in The Game with Beef as BSU Sponsor

Idaho Beef Council Gets in The Game with Beef as BSU Sponsor

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BOISE • That’s right, fans, when it comes to Boise State football tailgating, the Idaho Beef Council and Beef Chili will be front and center at the Oct. 19 game against the Nevada Wolf Pack, council Director Traci Bracco told the Times-News in an email.

The council is the official game day sponsor and will give out samples of Bronco Beef Chili, as well as a year’s supply of beef to one lucky Broncos fan, Bracco said. Stop by the Idaho Beef Council tailgating tent and register to win. You do not have to be present to win.

Just as the weather is turning colder, and you need a warm, filling and easy tailgating dish, chili is always your best game plan. After all, October is National Chili Month, Bracco said.

For more information, call 208-376-6004 or see

Bronco Beef Chili


• 2 pounds 95 percent lean ground beef

• 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes, undrained

• 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies

• 1 can (14 oz.) regular or reduced sodium beef broth

• 1 medium yellow onion, diced

• 2 medium bell peppers, sliced (any color)

• 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste

• 1/3 cup chili powder

• 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded & finely chopped

• 2 tablespoons minced garlic

• 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves

• 2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, rinsed, drained

• Lime wedges


1) Heat stockpot over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings.

2) Add tomatoes, beef broth, onions, bell peppers, tomato paste, chili powder, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cumin and oregano to stockpot, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3) Stir in black beans and continue to simmer 15 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

4) Season with salt and black pepper, garnish with toppings, as desired.

Slice cherry tomatoes, green onions, serranos or jalapenos or add tortilla chips if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Idaho Ranching Families


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