Saturday, November 12, 2011

Chili Today, HOT(D) Tomorrow!

Back by popular demand... our Chipotle Chili recipe!

Chili - good. Hair of the Dawg - great.  Hair of the Dawg Chili?  Off the chain! Those who know me well know that my Chili seldom tastes the same twice.  I have a general formula that I follow, but modify according to my mood or whim, so here's my outline.

Hair of the Dawg Chili
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 - 28 oz. cans Muir Glen Fire Roasted diced tomatoes
  • 4 - 15 oz. cans Black Beans
  • 2 - 4 oz. cans diced Green Chiles
  • 1 - 32 oz. bottle Hair of the Dawg Chipotle Bloody Mary Mix
  • Chili Powder, to taste
  • Cumin, to taste

Brown ground beef with onion and garlic.  Drain grease.  Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.  Cover and simmer 1-2 hours to allow flavors to develop, stirring occasionally.  Serve with Fritos, shredded cheese and sour cream, or other garnishments of your liking.

Some modifications that I've tried:
  • Stewing beef in place of ground beef
  • 1-2 Tablespoons unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • A bottle of a good Stout or Porter Beer