1 hr 30 mins
I use to sell this chili at an outdoor market. I served it in bread bowls. It was a hit. The recipe is from a great cookbook called "Beat This" by Ann Hodgmann.
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- 2 tablespoons corn oil
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped fine
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, snipped
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon mild paprika
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 2 lbs pork, cut into very small pieces
- 1 lb hot Italian sausage, removed from casings
- 1 lb sweet Italian sausage, removed from casings
- 1 cup dried beans, soaked and cooked (see note)
- 1 (35 ounce) can tomatoes, and their juice
- 1/2 cup hot salsa
- 1/4 cup gold tequila
- 1 cup beer
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1 cup sour cream, as accompaniment
- 1 1/2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese, as accompaniment
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped, as accompaniment
- 1In a large pot, over medium high heat, heat the oil. Add the onions and cook until softened but not brown. Add the bell pepper, jalapeños and garlic and cook until the peppers are slightly softened. Do not let the garlic brown.
- 2Stir in the seasonings and herbs and cook for a minute or so longer.
- 3In a large skillet, over medium high heat, cook the pork and sausage, breaking up the sausage with your spoon as you stir. Cook until the sausage is well browned, the pork has a few crispy bits and there is no pink meat to be seen.
- 4Drain the skillet well. With a slotted spoon, add the meats to the onion pot.
- 5Over medium high heat, stir in the cooked beans, tomatoes, salsa, tequila, beer and tomato paste. Salt to taste. Turn the heat down to low and simmer chili uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour. (if it gets too thick, you can add water from time to time.) Serve the chili very hot with its various accompaniments.
- 6Note: Soak the beans for 24 hours, drain them. Cook in water to cover until tender. Drain again. I usually buy a bag of mixed bean. They come with about 15 kinds of different beans.
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Nutritional Facts for The Chiliest Chili
Serving Size: 1 (540 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1048.6
- Calories from Fat 577
- Total Fat 64.1 g
- Saturated Fat 27.3 g
- Cholesterol 247.3 mg
- Sodium 2306.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 31.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
- Sugars 11.5 g
- Protein 84.9 g
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