Recipe by Chef Shadows
SOURCE SHADOWS This is a Shadows original. This chili recipe is not over powering, nor to hot to handle ( atleast not for my family ). I have won local chili contests with this recipe. I recommend using the options I provide for the best results.
- 2 lbs beef or 2 lbs venison
- 1 lb fresh pork (javelina) or 1 lb wild pig (javelina)
- 6 fresh garlic cloves, chopped fine
- 2 tablespoons lard or 2 tablespoons bacon grease
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 quart tomatoes, canned or 1 quart fresh tomato
- 1 large onions or 1 leek, chopped fine
- 6 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cumin, use more to taste
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 small dried chilies or 3 small habanero peppers
- 4 tablespoons beer or 4 tablespoons water
for the beans
- 2 cups pinto beans or 2 cups red kidney beans
- 1⁄3 lb salt pork or 1⁄3 lb bacon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon oregano
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut the meat into cubes about 1/2 inch square or use ground meat. Melt the suet or bacon grease in a large pot or pan with a cover. Put the chopped onion and garlic in the pot and brown. Mix the chilli powder and flour with enough cold water to form a thin paste, then mix with the onion and garlic after they are browned. Stir until smooth. Add meats to pan along with 4 tbls water or beer.
- Now add the other herbs, spices and tomatoes. Cook slowly for 2 to 4 hours; add liquid as needed to just keep from burning but add as little as possible.
- When cooked serve in a bowl over beans prepared as follows:.
- Pick over the beans** and discard any bad ones. Soak the beans in water over night or quick soak by covering the beans with water and bringing to a boil. Boil 1 minute, cover and let sit for 1 hour. Drain off the water and cover with fresh water. Add 1 teaspoons of baking soda. Add salt pork or bacon and oregano. Boil over medium heat for 3 to 4 hours or until tender. Add water as water boils away.
- Drain and serve the chilli over the beans.
- **I prefer pinto beans in this recipe.