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    Full Flavor Amazing Chili

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    Chef #443166's Note:

    OK I tend to think my recipe's are beyond better than most (dont we all??), but this chili is amazing. There is so much intense deep flavor going on. If anyone has any suggestions or additions, dont hesitate to post them. But this is far beyond the best chili ive ever made or eaten, and it gets those reviews from anyone who eats it. The spices are more guestimates, since I never measure - cook to your own taste.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Brown ground beef in a large saute pan, until cooked through. Drain well and set aside.
    2. 2
      Wipe pan dry and brown bacon. Remove bacon, set aside, and drain out all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.
    3. 3
      Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Saute onions, peppers and garlic until soft (about 10 min).
    4. 4
      Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, peppers, garlic, meat and spices. Stir to combine, cook for about 3 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add bay leaf, tomatoes with liquid, tomato paste, beer, lime juice, and brown sugar, and crumbled bacon. Allow to cook until foam subsides, while stirring.
    6. 6
      Cover pot and lower heat to a simmer. Simmer covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly.
    7. 7
      Drain and rinse beans. Add beans and 1 cup cilantro to pot. Check and adjust seasoning, if needed, with salt and pepper. Cook an additional 45 minutes to an hour, until thickened.
    8. 8
      **If not thickened enough, a mixture of cornstarch and water can be added, increasing heat and stirring constantly until thickened.
    9. 9
      Remove bay leaf, and serve with desired garnishes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 19, 2008

      55

      Wonderful recipe! I definitely arranged the spices to my liking, but not too much - you are right, a good cook must cook to their tastes. The other comment complaining about cinnimon - I really dont understand the complaint? Many cooks, professional chefs, add cinnimon and even chocolate into their chili - ever heard of Cincinatti chili? The cinnimon is in no way overpowering - you cannot smell it or taste anything resembling cinnimon. It seems to me that person didnt even attempt to make the chili, just posted a bogus comment because they "think" something shouldnt be added. But thats the norm on recipe sites. The cinnimon balances out the flavors and adds a warmness to the dish. I did use canned chipotles in adobo (i like more heat) and doubled the cumin. Loved the different bell peppers too, good color and taste - and the beer really deepens the flavor. I would definitely recommend this!

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    • on November 14, 2008

      35

      OK..This chili wasn't too bad. However, Cinnamon DOES NOT belong in chili. I figured since the recipe called for 1tsp of cinnamon it wouldn't be so bad. I WAS WRONG. Cinnamon is so over-powering its all I could smell while cooking, normally I wouldn't complain, who doesn't like the smell of cinnamon? BUT NOT IN CHILI. I would recommend this recipe but NOT the cinnamon. PLEASE LEAVE IT OUT!

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    Nutritional Facts for Full Flavor Amazing Chili

    Serving Size: 1 (925 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 900.0
     
    Calories from Fat 307
    34%
    Total Fat 34.1 g
    52%
    Saturated Fat 12.9 g
    64%
    Cholesterol 143.1 mg
    47%
    Sodium 1014.6 mg
    42%
    Total Carbohydrate 75.0 g
    25%
    Dietary Fiber 18.8 g
    75%
    Sugars 14.8 g
    59%
    Protein 59.0 g
    118%

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