Full Flavor Amazing Chili

Recipe by Chef #443166
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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Brown ground beef in a large saute pan, until cooked through. Drain well and set aside.
  • Wipe pan dry and brown bacon. Remove bacon, set aside, and drain out all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Saute onions, peppers and garlic until soft (about 10 min).
  • Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, peppers, garlic, meat and spices. Stir to combine, cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add bay leaf, tomatoes with liquid, tomato paste, beer, lime juice, and brown sugar, and crumbled bacon. Allow to cook until foam subsides, while stirring.
  • Cover pot and lower heat to a simmer. Simmer covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly.
  • Drain and rinse beans. Add beans and 1 cup cilantro to pot. Check and adjust seasoning, if needed, with salt and pepper. Cook an additional 45 minutes to an hour, until thickened.
  • **If not thickened enough, a mixture of cornstarch and water can be added, increasing heat and stirring constantly until thickened.
  • Remove bay leaf, and serve with desired garnishes.
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