|5 cup Beans, canned (drained)
|6 cup Tomatoes, stewed
|2 pound Beef, cut into bite-sized pieces and browned -(dont use ground beef)
|2 cloves Garlic, chopped
|3 medium jalapeno peppers, cut up
|2 medium Green bell peppers, diced
|2 medium Onions, diced (or less)
|12 Ounces Beer, flavorful
|2 Tablespoon Cumin
|2 Teaspoon Paprika
|1 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper (more if desired)
Preparation / Directions:
Saute the meat and onions. You may do it in the same
pan that you are going to put the chili in. The meat
should be brown on the outside, but you don't have to
cook it much at this time. Drain the fat from the beef.
Put everything in a big pot over low heat (a slow
cooker is handy) and stir together. Wait half an hour
to an hour and check the flavor of the soupy base.
Adjust as you see fit. Perhaps add more beer, hot
peppers, or spices. Repeat as necessary. Wait as long
as you can, stirring occasionally. You may eat it
when the beans and beef are soft. Serve with bread,
fresh-baked biscuits or cornbread.
This is best if it has cooked at least overnight.
Generally it's ready for consumption after about three
hours. If you can't turn your stove down to a very
low heat, you're bound to burn the bottom of the chili
a little, but as long as you don't scrape it off, it
will taste okay. Slow-cookers are great in this regard!
At the three hour mark, the chili is somewhat soupy.
If you want it to thicken up, turn up the heat a bit
and let it boil off the excess water. While doing
this, stir every few minutes or you may burn the
* Andy's own recipe for meat/bean chili -- This is
the descendant of the chili that I've been making
* I change the proportions of ingredients (double the
beef, drop the beans, add LOTS more cumin) all the
time; this recipe is just a general guideline. The
amount of garlic given in the recipe is very
conservative. Garbanzo beans (chick peas) are nice,
but they take a lot longer to cook. Making it with
lamb or Italian sausage instead of beef is also
interesting. Cherry peppers instead of jalapeno
peppers are very nice also.
* Do not use wimpy American beer! I have found that
Moosehead adds a good flavor, and I bet that Anchor
Steam will too.
: Time: 15 minutes preparation, 3