Recipe: “Warm You Up” Chili

Did you know that October is National Chili Month? And what better way is there to welcome in the cooler weather than with ah steaming bowl of chili and a side of cornbread? This chili should have you ready to face the cooler temperatures!

"Warm You Up" Chili

4 slices bacon, chopped
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalepeño, seeds and membranes removed, finely diced
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
12-oz. beef broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot)
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream to serve

Cook the bacon in a large pot over medium heat until browned. Remove half of the bacon grease and discard. Add the onion and cook until translucent. Add in garlic and jalepeño and cook for 1 minute.

Add in ground beef and cook until browned, stirring to crumble. Add in beef broth; cook until liquid is reduced by about two-thirds. Stir in salt, pepper, chili powder, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, tomatoes and tomato sauce. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 30 minutes - until mixture thickens. Stir in the kidney beans and cook until the beans are warmed through - about 10 minutes.

Serve with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream, if desired.

1 comment:

Maria said...

I need to warm up and I think this chili will do the trick!