Chili – ChatterRecipe April 2013

Best Chili Recipe – at least, that’s what they say…

Two Bowls of Chili with Sour Cream © StockFood / Keller and Keller Photography

According to the website, MomsWhoThink this month’s recipe is the best Chili you’ll ever make! With surprise ingredients like Beer and Unsweetened Cocoa, the blend of flavors and seasonings is apparently quite mouth-watering. And on the Cooking Light website, there are a bunch of top-rated recipes. They also inform us that no self-respecting Texan would ever add Beans to a traditional Chili Con Carne, so this month’s recipe certainly passes that test, but if you do fancy adding in a can of Kidney Beans, I won’t tell Texas, I promise! And besides in many other regions, Chili simply wouldn’t be Chiliwithout adding in some Beans! I tend to agree!


2 1/2 lb. Ground Lean Chuck

1 lb. Ground Lean Pork

Garlic Cloves (finely chopped)

1 cup Onion (finely chopped)

8 oz. Hunt’s Tomato Sauce

1 cup Water

1 12oz can Beer

3 tablespoons Chili Powder

2 tablespoons instant Beef Bouillon (or 6 cubes)

2 tablespoons Ground Cumin

2 teaspoons Paprika

2 teaspoons Dried Oregano

2 teaspoons Sugar

1/2 teaspoon Ground Coriander

1 teaspoon Unsweetened Cocoa

1/2 teaspoon Louisiana Hot Sauce

1 teaspoon Cornmeal

1 teaspoon Flour

1 teaspoon Warm Water


1. In a large saucepan brown about half of the Ground Meat (the Beefand the Pork), and drain the fat.

2. Remove the browned Ground Meat from the pan and put to one side, then brown the rest of the Ground Meat, draining all but 2 tablespoons of the fat.

3. Add the Garlic and Onion, cook and stir until tender.

4. Add the other half of the browned Ground Meat back in along with the Tomato SauceWaterBeerChili PowderBeef BouillonCuminPaprikaOreganoSugarCorianderCocoa, and Hot Sauce. Mix well.

5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours.

6. In a small bowl, stir together the Cornmeal and Flour, then add the Warm Water and mix well.

7. Stir into Chili and cook, covered, for an additional 20 minutes.

8. Serve with your choice of RiceCorn ChipsGrated Cheese, and a dollop of Sour Cream

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