Saturday, December 3, 2011

Beef & Bean Chili

3 ½ lbs Ground Beef
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 Onion – Finely Diced
2 Cups Mushrooms – Finely Chopped
2 Jalapenos – Finely Diced
2 Anaheim Chili’s – Diced
5 Garlic Cloves – Minced
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Salt
¾ tsp Pepper
2 tbsp Chili Powder
2 Cans Pinto Beans – Drained & Rinsed
1 Can Black Beans – Drained & Rinsed
¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Can Diced Tomatoes
1 Jar Tomato Sauce

In a large pot over med/high heat, brown the ground beef then with a slotted spoon remove beef and set aside. In same pot, add a little EVOO if you need to and add in onion and mushrooms. Sautee for about 5 minutes then add in the jalapenos and Anaheim chili’s. Sautee another 10 minutes on medium heat. Add in the garlic and sautee another 2 minutes.

Add in the cumin, salt, pepper and chili powder. Stir until coated. Add in beans and the ground beef. Sautee about 2 minutes. Add in the balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard. Sautee another 2 minutes. Add in the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Stir everything together.

Simmer over a low heat with a lid on but slightly cracked for about 2 hours stirring occasionally. Check seasonings and adjust accordingly. Enjoy.

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