Nov. 19, 2021

Chili - Fall 2021

Chili - Fall 2021

 

Buy This ⬇️

Then Do This ⬇️

And Then Do All of This ⬇️

2 lb ground beef brown in big pot, strain, set aside Return pot to burner on med/low and pour in the rendered bacon fat
1 lb bacon chunks

Render in cast iron until crispy, remove with slotted spoon and set aside on paper towel on plate 

 

**Start working on prep below while your meats brown/render

 

1 white onion

1 green bell pepper

Med dice Add onion and pepper to big pot of simmering bacon fat with a big handful of salt. Stir occasionally until soft and fragrant. 
5 cloves garlic  Small chop Add to pot with onions and peppers, reduce heat. Stir occasionally. 

6 tsp chili powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp cumin

Mix in small bowl add to pot. Return to medium heat. Stir. Enjoy the fragrance of the toasting spices. 

1 tbsp adobo paste

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 tbsp brown sugar

Mix in small bowl  with a splash of beer if you are drinking it, water if not.  add to pot of veggies and spices. Stir. Let this mess cook for a bit and get all nasty in the bottom of the pan. 
16oz sliced mushroom Rinse and dry. Beak into equal sized pieces.  Add to pot and stir. Mushrooms will release water and start deglazing the pot. Cook for a few minutes until you are happy with the consistency and size of your mushrooms. Add browned ground beef. 

1 can San marzano tomatoes 

2 dashes fish sauce 

Pop the can and dump into a med saucepan. Using you hands, pick out the tomatoes and place in a small bowl and gently break them up into desired sizes and set aside. In the saucepan should be the remaining sauce and contents of the can. Add a can of water. add 2 dashes fish sauce, a handful of salt, and pepper to taste. Bring to a low boil stirring occasionally. Simmer and reduce.  Add both the simmering liquid and smashed tomatoes to pot and stir
1 can dark red kidney beans  Rinse Add to pot and stir

Salt

Pepper

Water

  Season to taste and add about a bean can worth of water. Stir and let simmer to desired consistency and flavor.