Meaty Chili

A good majority of my recipes are vegetarian or at least flexible enough to become meat free. We don’t eat a lot of meat but every now and then it just sounds good. Kevin had been requesting that I make Chili as the seasons have changed here in Seattle. I could have just made up a big pot of my delicious Hominy Chili, but I wanted something a little different this time. 

I used most of the same flavorings as my vegetarian chili but included green chiles and a bit of paprika just to add more depth. I used two styles of meat as well, first I bought basic stew meat and then I also decided to use ground beef for more texture. You could easily substitute ground turkey here as well. 

This makes a great one pot meal, serve with toppings, such as good Cheddar cheese, diced avocado, green onions, nacho style jalapeños, sour cream, and tortilla chips for crunch! Since this makes a large amount you will have great leftovers for a few days, and I found it only tastes better and better after day one, since the flavors marry together. 

how good is that

Meaty Chili
Serves 10
Easy and Delicious one pot meal! Serve with a nice green salad!
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Cook Time
2 hr
Cook Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1+/- pound beef stew meat
  3. 1+/- pound ground beef
  4. 1 onion, diced
  5. 2 red bell peppers, diced
  6. 10 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1 small can mild green chiles
  8. 2 tablespoons tomato paste, homemade is best
  9. 2 tablespoons good chili powder
  10. 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  11. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  12. 1 tablespoon good paprika, (I used Spanish)
  13. 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  14. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  15. 1 teaspoon coriander
  16. 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes, I used home canned tomatoes and crush with potato masher.
  17. 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  18. 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  19. 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy pot, like a le creuset over medium high heat. Add the stew meat and sauté until brown on all sides, remove to a plate.
  3. Add the onion, bell peppers, and garlic to the pot, sauté until translucent. Then add the ground beef and cook until cooked thru.
  4. Add the tomato paste and spices, stir to incorporate. Add back in the beef and the tomatoes, stir, bring to a simmer and then cover and place in oven for 1 hour.
  5. After 1hour stir in the beans, return covered to the oven for another 1 hour.
  6. So after a total of 2 hours in the oven you should have a perfectly cooked meaty chili!
  7. Serve with toppings, avocado, sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onions, tortilla chips.
Notes
  1. Feel free to make this the day before planning to serve, the flavors only get better. Easily reheat over low heat on your stove top.
Shaun Myrick http://www.shaunmyrick.com/

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