Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chili!

I think that most people shouldn't go without knowing how to make good chili; it's even possible to make vegan chili so that applies to everyone. This post won't be vegan though, so sorry for those out there who are.
Chili is fairly inexpensive to make and lasts for so many servings, so it was basically what I lived off of when I was going to culinary school and working part time. This is one of my favorite recipes, but it's not my own. Alter however you wish as chili is very malleable like curry.

  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans chili beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits
  • 4 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) bag corn chips such as Fritos®
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

  1. Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck and sausage into the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.
  2. Pour in the chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the onion, celery, green and red bell peppers, chile peppers, bacon bits, bouillon, and beer. Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. After 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and chili powder if necessary. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate, and serve the next day.
  4. To serve, ladle into bowls, and top with corn chips and shredded Cheddar cheese. 

Recipe retrieved Septermber 16, 2010 from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Boilermaker-Tailgate-Chili/Detail.aspx

65 comments:

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  3. fascinating, the surgeon is inspired.

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  4. Everybody has his own chili recipe, but this one is flawless! :)

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  5. fascinating, the surgeon is inspired.

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  6. printing this recipe out for my mom to make

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  7. sounds delish, i'll try it, thanks

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  10. Omnomnom. I'll have to try this when I next have to cook.

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  11. I'm feeling chili atm. And I love chili too!

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  13. I'm feeling chili atm :)))
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  14. like my chilli thats looks like it would set me on fire tho !

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  16. sounds fucking tasty. check me out!

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  17. Mmms chili. Showing my nightly support, comrade.

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  18. Yeah man. The texture of Fritos goes amazing with everything else in the dish.

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  20. excellent recipe, I will have to give it a go soon :D

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  21. just made some chili a few days ago. mmm mmmmmmm.
    the smell of cumin makes me want to barf though

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  22. It's alright; by the time you throw the cumin in there it really doesn't break through the rest of the spice smells. It all kind of condenses into this one awesome and delicious smell.

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  23. I have a few vegetarian friends, this should itnerest them haha

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  24. i love chili but theres way too much one person

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  25. This makes me want to cook, too bad i'm missing a few ingredients

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  26. This sounds really good, i may just go try making this :]

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  27. I love chili. I copied this to my hardrive so I can use it in the future.

    Tuning in.

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  28. crazy long recipe bro. i bet its delicious though. mmm and i love chili...

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  29. This sounds like a great recipe. I'm gonna give this a try this weekend!

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  30. chili tomatoes sauce almost same thing

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  35. i love chili! except the farting part

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  36. I gotta try this! Following your blog bro.

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