Recipe by Engrossed
I compiled some recipes and then played with it some more and ended up with this. My husband says it has a zing to it. It's hot but not too hot, I can't handle it too hot. Feel free to play and make your own concoction... vegetarian...ground turkey...soy sauce...just have fun!
Top Review by echo echo
This went over very well. There did seem to me a bit of redundancy in the ingredients, so in Engrossed's spirit of "Feel free to play" I omitted a few. I usually dispense with salt added anyway, and thus in place of fresh garlic plus garlic powder plus garlic salt, I just increased the number of garlic cloves and left out the other two. Likewise, there's a number of sources of "heat" here--cumin, red pepper flakes, cayenne, Tabasco sauce and hot paprika. Ikept the cumin and cayenne, increasing the latter a bit, and substituted sweet for hot paprika to retain the paprika contribution to flavor. The result was delish indeed and I do recommend adding the balsamic vinegar (I actually used a bit more than 1 Tbs); it does NOT impart a vinegary taste but does add, just perceptibly a bit of zing.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 large white onions, chopped
- 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons dark chili powder
- 1 tablespoon hot Hungarian paprika
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon dark molasses
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 dash Tabasco sauce
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 3 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 2 (14 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans
- 1 (11 ounce) can mexicorn
- 1 (4 ounce) cansliced black olives
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large pot, brown ground beef with onion. Drain.
- Add garlic and dry spices. Cook stirring for 2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add tomato paste, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce. Stir until combined.
- Stir in the rest of the ingredients (except vinegar). Bring to a boil. Turn down heat to low and cook uncovered for 1 hour, stirring a few times.
- Add balsamic vinegar. Stir.
- Serve hot with shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions.