Chili Colorado

"Do not add beans, do not add beans, do not add beans. Serve with hot corn bread or cheesy beer muffins and queso fresco on the side."
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Ready In:
8hrs 45mins




  • Take all the chiles and seed.
  • Snip with sissors and place in a medium glass bowl.
  • Cover with boiling water and then cover bowl with a plate.
  • Let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Mean while brown bacon in a large skillet.
  • Remove and add sirloin steak to the skillet and brown in bacon fat on both sides.
  • Add the meats to the crock pot.
  • Place the chiles and water in a food processor and whirl to very smooth.
  • Strain if you want, I don't worry about it when using the processor.
  • by hand is another story.
  • You will need to press puree through a mesh strainer.
  • Add the puree to the crock pot along with all the remaining ingredients except cilantro.
  • You also want to add around 1/4 cup of the bacon fat.
  • Turn your crock pot up to high, cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Turn down to low and cook for 5 1/2 hours.
  • Add Cilantro and cook on low for another 30 minutes.
  • The meat will fall apart as you ladle into bowls.
  • Serve with hot corn bread or cheesy beer muffins.

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  1. Thanks! This is the best Chili recipe I have ever tried. I cooked it for a group of lads that like their foor spicy and it went down a treat.In fact the Chili got more comments than the footy match it really was that good. Thanks again.
  2. Took a little time preparing the chilies but oh so worth while. The Chili Colorado was fabulous. I have made it for my son's branding this weekend.I always do the cooking and Chili Colorado is one of the always make dishes. I feel I have just made the best one ever, We will see what all the cowboys and cowgirls think. Thank you. Betty Edwards
  3. I had to try this recipe mostly because the chef insisted not to add beans! Wow Di, it was fantastic!All the different flavors of the chile's really make this dish. Also not so high in carb's which we are watching. I wish I could give it more stars! It was truely wonderful. One suggestion though.....I think you should change the name to Chili Texas. :0)
  4. This was fabulous. I made this for our Cinco party. I made exactly as posted except - I used half the beef broth as I wanted to serve on flour tortillas. I used canned chipotle and I simmered this in a dutch oven on the stove instead of the crock. It was a bit thin for tortillas, so I just scooped out several ladles of broth and simmered chicken in it and then shredded so we had 2 dishes, LOL. The flavor is simply out of this world. This is a keeper, will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe.
  5. I received rave reviews over this dish! I only use a little bit of the beef broth to keep the consistency thicker and I also did not use bacon. This went fantastic with tortilla shells



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