Chili a la Steve

When I cook, I kick it up a notch. Bam! and all that.

Give this a whirl:

Ingredients

  • ~1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 15 oz can Kidney Beans
  • 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 28 oz can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 Beef Bouillon cubes
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Sweet Onion
  • Worcestershire sauce(6-8 squirts)
  • LOTS Chili Powder(about 1/4 of the standard 2.5 oz season containers)
  • Garlic Powder(few tablespoons)
  • Crushed Red Pepper(healthy shake)
  • 1-2 Thai Dragon Peppers (Could replace with habanero)
  • Salt(lightly sprinkle)
  • Pepper(always use a pepper grinder. Grind for a while, then grind some more. Pepper is good)
  • Shredded cheese (Any kind is really good. I suggest sharp cheddar or a mexican style for a little more bite.)

Preparation

  1. Very lightly brown beef in a pan. Take off heat just before all meat is brown. It will finish in the slow cooker, a little pink is ok. Strain meat in strainer and add to crock pot.
  2. Drain kidney beans and add to crock pot.
  3. Chop about 2/3 of the green pepper and the onion. Bigger pieces are more manly. Too small and they get lost. Add to pot.
  4. Finely chop the dragon pepper and add.
  5. Pour in liquids(Crushed Tomatoes, Tomato sauce, Worcestershire)
  6. Add spices (Chili, Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper, Salt, Pepper) and
  7. Bouillon cubes
  8. Mix up all that good stuff.
  9. Cook in crock pot for 4 – 5 hours on high. Stir occasionally.
  10. Top with shredded cheese and serve.

Obviously the spices are not an exact science. Experiment and figure out how much you like. Remember to sample a bit in the last hour and see how it is. I’ve learned the hard way you can always make it a little spicier but once its deadly, it’s deadly! Go a little light at first.

Day old chili is the best. Use it on Nachos or Chili dogs and love life for a few more days.

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1 Comment »

  1. laurahowell Said:

    Your chili sounds very good! I like your originality with the Thai Dragon Peppers.. I love trying new ingredients and I woulddefinatly make this some time.

    -laura

    check out my blog for some of my recipes at http://lauraskitchenthe hungrysoul.wordpress.com


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