Recipe by Johnney
This is a great chili made from scratch, I omit the beans when serving chili dogs. Note: On the dried chilies, not exactly sure of the ounces, Its just one whole bag.
- 1 (10 ounce) bag dried anaheim chiles or 1 (10 ounce) bag dried New Mexico chiles
- 2 lbs pork, cut into bite size chunks of your choice
- 1 medium white onion, chopped
- 8 cloves garlic, peeled.
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 4 tomatoes
- 2 jalapenos, reduce the heat by removing seeds and membrane if you want (red if possible)
- 2 teaspoons cumin powder
- water, as needed
- 3⁄4 lb pinto beans, cooked and set aside (* Soaked the night before, Optional if using for chili dogs)
Directions See How It's Made
- Not sure of the excact ounces of the dried chillies, I just use 1 bag.
- QUICK COOK BEANS.
- Here's a quicker method to cook beans if not soaked overnight.
- Cover the beans with water and add a couple teaspoons of salt.
- Bring to a hard boil, and then remove from the heat, rinse in a colander with cool water.
- Place the beans back into a pot with enough water to cover them and cook for about an hour.
- Add water if need be.
- Dump the chili pods into a pot of water and boil it all until the chilis are softened.
- Saute a medium white onion, and about 4-8 gloves of garlic until softened.
- Place the chilis, about a cup of the water in which they boiled, and the onion and garlic into the blender and puree.
- Strain the resulting mixture through a screened strainer, and set it aside.
- Place the tomatoes into boiling water for about 20-30 seconds.
- Remove and run under cold water.
- Peel the skins off, the tomato skin should come off fairly easily at this point and the tomato should be uncooked.
- Chop the tomatoes up and set it aside.
- Place all the ingredients and cumin into a stew pot without the beans, I like to wait until just before serving time before I put the beans in, so they don't get too mushy.
- Allow the chili w/o beans to simmer in a covered pot for about 1/2 hour or more if you can I simmer for 1 hour to blend all the flavors.
- To thicken if needed, mix some wheat flour or masa with water and shake it up real well, then pour that into the chili.
- If you put the flour in all by itself, you'll end up with flour lumps.
- Stir in the beans and season to taste.
- Serve with chopped raw onions, shredded cheddar cheese, corn bread, and hot sauce if desired.
- Cooking times not including bean cooking time.