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Chili Recipe

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:58 am

Chili

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil (I had to use a little more)
1 small onion, minced
1 1/2 cups beef stock
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 lbs ground beef
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup red wine
1 (28 oz) can stewed tomatoes, lightly drained
7 sun-dried tomatoes, softened and chopped
1 (15 oz)can black beans, drained
1 tablespoon chili powder
ground black pepper to taste
1 pinch dried sage
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 pinch dried oregano
1 pinch white sugar

Directions:

1. In a large Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Brown the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain most of the fat from the ground beef (I didn't have any.)

2. Push the ground beef to the sides of the pan and saute the onion and garlic in the middle until softened. (This is where I had to use the extra olive oil.)

3. Pour in the beef stock, red wine and balsamic vinegar. Stir in tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste and black beans. Mix thoroughly. Sprinle in the cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt, pepper, oregano, sage and sugar, then add the bay leaf. Mix thoroughly.

4. Cover and simmer on lowest heat for 45-90 minutes. I did mine for 90 minutes. Stir occasionally.

I made this one day ahead for better flavor, then refrigerated overnight, then warmed up slowly the next day.

To soften sun-dried tomatoes, pour boiling water over them and let sit for 5 minutes. Drain and chop.

I also chopped the stewed tomaotes a little bit otherwise the pieces might be a little too big.

Garnish with any or all of the following: sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, fresh cilantro, and for those who like it hot, minced jalapeno peppers.

Next time I am definetely doubling this recipe, but I might do it in 2 separate pots.

Enjoy! :)

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:21 am

iamlookingup wrote:In which section of the grocery store would I find sun-dried tomatoes? :ohwell:
Geesh, of all questions, lol. I couldn't find them, so I asked for assistance. The woman brought me right to where they were, but I wasn't paying attention to what else was there. Try the section where they have the stuff for making pizza, not the dough, but pizza sauce, etc. If all else fails ask for help.

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Post by annie » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:16 pm

IALU, the sun dried tomatoes that come in a jar packed in olive oil are the
most flavorful IMO.

ConsrvYank1, I already have a most favorite chili recipe but this recipe of
your's is so different from mine and looks soooo good that I'm going to have
to try it! :)

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:43 pm

annie wrote:IALU, the sun dried tomatoes that come in a jar packed in olive oil are the
most flavorful IMO.

ConsrvYank1, I already have a most favorite chili recipe but this recipe of
your's is so different from mine and looks soooo good that I'm going to have
to try it! :)
I did see the sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, maybe I will try them next time. This chili recipe is very spicy, but I would not declare it hot. If it were, I wouldn't be able to eat it.

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Post by Pixie » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:49 pm

This chili recipe sounds WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Pixie » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:54 pm

Thank you!

Fall is right around the corner and I love chili in the fall and winter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This sounds so wonderful I'll let you know as soon as I try it!!!!!!!!

You can probably tell I love to cook!!!!!!! It calms me and takes all my stress away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by streetsoldier » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:58 pm

iamlookingup wrote:
Pixie wrote:This chili recipe sounds WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2:
It's great. I make it, and then after a couple of days in the fridge, I take whatever's left of it and freeze it for later. :)
You should have done that to DH years ago.

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:20 am

Pixie wrote:Thank you!

Fall is right around the corner and I love chili in the fall and winter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This sounds so wonderful I'll let you know as soon as I try it!!!!!!!!

You can probably tell I love to cook!!!!!!! It calms me and takes all my stress away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I used to do a great deal of cooking and entertaining years ago, but I noticed that in the past decade, my interest is dwindling. I would search through recipe books and find the most difficult recipe and then make that. Not anymore though, now I look for the easiest. :rofl:

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Post by Pixie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:37 am

I used to entertain a lot too! I used to do the same with the cookbooks, I had hundreds of cook books!!!!!!!!!!

I, too, have quieted down with my cooking and baking; but, I do hope someday I will be back into my old mode of entertaining! I miss it, very much!!!!!!!!!

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Post by College Boy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:21 am

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