Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fabulous Chili

Found a good-looking chili recipe on the Better Homes and Garden website and thought I'd try it. Made a few alterations and, wow, it's fantastic. Don't let the ingredients put you off. Make it and try it!

              Serves 12

      1    Recipe Chili Seasoning, (recipe below)
      1 1/2
pounds ground beef chuck
      1 1/2 
large onion, chopped
stalks celery, sliced
      2 1/2 
tablespoons smoked paprika
      2 1/2 
teaspoons ground coriander
teaspoon crushed red pepper
teaspoon ground cloves
      2   15 ounce can diced tomatoes
      1   can kidney beans
32 ounce container beef broth
6 ounce can tomato paste
ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped or
             1 semi-sweet, 1 unsweetened
cups dried plums, chopped

Prepare Chili Seasoning Puree. In 6-quart Dutch oven cook beef, onion, and celery until meat is browned, stirring as needed. Drain fat.

Stir in Chili Puree, paprika, coriander, crushed red pepper, and cloves. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in undrained tomatoes, beef broth, kidney beans and tomato paste. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Add chocolate and plums. Simmer, covered, 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Makes 12 servings.
 Chili Seasoning Puree

dried chili peppers
      ¼ cup 
jarred, tamed jalapeno peppers
cup beef broth
pitted dried plums
Place dried chile peppers in a bowl. Add boiling water to cover. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain; remove stems and seeds. In food processor or blender combine drained chile pepper, jalapeno pepper, beef broth, and dried plums. Cover and process or blend until smooth.

1 comment:

Jennifer Woo said...

Sounds great! I will have to give it a shot next week. Saw you had a great time at Road to California!