Friday, November 23, 2012

All Time Comfort Food ~ Chili

Treasured Heirloom Recipes

All Time Comfort Food ~ Chili

I cooked for the church Wednesday dinner, roughly 50 people. In preparation for this dinner, my husband suggested a dish that I haven't made for probably 10 years, why? I have no clue because it is one of my favorite dish.

Chili no matter what recipe you have is always comforting to anyone who's going to be serve with it, if your lucky it will come with corn bread and hopefully a nice glass of Merlot...

So husband gets his wish! I made chili with the toppings, cornbread, and salad no wine of course :)

This recipe yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:
6 ounces of hot Italian sausage
1 pound ground sirloin
1 pound sirloin tips cut 1/2 inch cube
1 sweet onion
8 garlic cloves, minced
3 carrots
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
2 stalks celery
1 jalapeno pepper
1 tbsp regular chili powder
1 tbsp med hot chili powder
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
3 tbsp tomato paste
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/4 cups of Merlot
2 (28 oz) cans whole tomatoes, undrained coarsely chopped
2 (15 oz) cans kidney beans, rinsed
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese for topping

Instructions:
Heat a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add hot Italian sausage cook and set aside, cook the ground sirloin, set aside, cook cube sirloin tips, set aside. lower the heat to medium add garlic, onion cook for about a minute then add the next 4 ingredients (carrots to jalapeno pepper) cook 7-8 minutes stirring gently.

Add all the meats, the next 8 ingredients (chili powder to salt and pepper) cook for 1 minute, stir in wine, tomatoes, kidney beans bring to boil, cover, reduced the heat then simmer for 1 hour stirring occasionally. Cook for another 30 minutes uncovered.

Note: Discard the bay leaves before serving.

   


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