Uptown Down-Home Chili

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin'

Rachael Ray

Top Review by atm1970

Very good! I did wimp out with the chipoltle chiles only using one. I did not like the way the shitake mushrooms looked at the supermarket so I used a pound of baby bellas and I loved them in the chili. Good chili and I have leftovers for lunch :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large pot over high heat; add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the meat; season it with grill seasoning and sear it, browning and crumbling it, for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Transfer meat to a plate and return the pot to the stove.
  3. Decrease the heat to med-high and add the remaining tablespoons olive oil.
  4. Add in the mushrooms and begin to brown them before adding the other veggies.
  5. After 2-3 minutes the mushrooms will begin to shrink and soften.
  6. Push the mushrooms off to one side of the pot and add all the remaining veggies to the opposite side of the pot.
  7. Once the onions, celery, bell peppers, and garlic have been working for a few minutes, mix the veggies with the mushrooms.
  8. Return the meat to the pan, and season with the Worcestershire sauce, chipotle, and cumin.
  9. Add the beer to deglaze the pot, scraping up all the pan drippings.
  10. Reduce the beer by half, 2 minutes.
  11. Add the black beans, tomatoes, broth, and thyme to the chili; simmer for 10 minutes to let the flavors combine.
  12. Taste to adjust the seasonings.
  13. Top bowlfuls of the chili with shredded smoked Gouda and finely chopped raw onions.

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