The FOX59 Morning News team will reveal some of their favorite gameday recipes each week. This week, FOX59’s Melissa Crash revealed her award-winning chili recipe.

“Crash’s Gameday Chili” won a chili cookoff competition in Terre Haute where local law enforcement judged recipes.

Crash’s Gameday Chili


  • Dry ranch packets
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 48 oz tomato juice
  • 1 can drained chili beans
  • 1 can drained pinto beans
  • 1 can drained diced tomatoes
  • 1 can drained Rotel diced tomatoes, green chilies
  • 1 packet of chili seasoning


Melissa says, cook the ground beef, then place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. You HAVE to add noodles! Spaghetti or macaroni noodles, whichever you prefer. Then… don’t forget to dip in your peanut butter sandwich!

In case you missed our other tailgate recipes:

Jim’s Cowboy Caviar

Justin’s Buffalo Chicken Dip