"My wife and I are big pro football fans, so whenever there is a Super Bowl, we usually have several friends come over to watch the game on our big screen," songwriter Jim Collins tells Taste of Country of his favorite time of year -- when he gets to whip up his famous Super Bowl Chili. "This recipe is fairly simple and makes a large pot of great chili!"

Super Bowl Chili Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup Canola oil
3 pounds lean beef round or bottom round, coarsely chopped
1 pound lean pork loin, coarsely chopped
4 large yellow onions, coarsely chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup (plus 2 Tablespoons) chili powder
1 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
1 Tablespoon ground oregano
2 cups homemade beef stock or canned broth
1 can (12 ounces) beer
1 large can (16 ounces) tomato sauce
4 cups fresh or canned chopped tomatoes
6 cups home-cooked or canned red kidney beans
Chopped scallions
Shredded cheddar cheese

Super Bowl Chili Recipe Directions:

1. Heat oil in a 5 quart stockpot or Dutch oven medium-high heat.
2. Add beef, pork, onion and garlic until meats are cooked through.
3. Add spices, stock, beer, tomato sauce, tomatoes and kidney beans.
4. Simmer for at least one hour.
5. Garnish with scallions and cheese.
6. Eat up!

About Jim Collins:

Jim Collins got his start in country music as an artist dreaming of recording albums and having hit songs on the radio. He released three studio albums in the early 90s before realizing the songs being pitched didn't speak to him like he wanted. Collins then began dabbling with songwriting, and Nashville is sure glad he did!

Collins hung up his hat on wanting to be an artist and switched gears to full-time songwriting. To date, he has had over 50 singles hit the charts, including cuts by Kenny Chesney ('She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy,' 'The Good Stuff,' 'Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven'), Jason Aldean ('Big Green Tractor'), Thompson Square ('Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not'), Trace Adkins ('Then They Do'), Chad Brock ('Yes'), Gretchen Wilson ('I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today') and many more.