I didn’t really like chili a long time ago , but for some reason , my taste has changed . Before i got pregnant 8 years ago , i started liking it ,but then during pregnancy i hated it . After my son was born , chili , was something that i can have , but it’s okay if i never had them anymore . I was always looking for a delicious recipe for chili . Ever since my son was born , i started to have interest to cook anything from scratch , and that’s how i ended up searching and searching for a good recipe for chili . Instead of depending on a pre packaged seasoning the store sells .
I ran across this recipe , a combination of beef and pork , and all the spices that i have on hand and that i used quite a bit actually . This chili turned out to be very delicious , flavorful , and overall , it’s really worth to keep !
8 strips of thick slice applewood smoked bacon
1 large onion , finely chopped
2 medium shallots , finely chopped
5 cloves of garlic , minced
1 red bell pepper , chopped
1 green bell pepper , chopped
3 tbsp. of chili powder
1 tbsp. of chipotle chili powder
2 tsp. of dry oregano
1 tbsp. of smoked paprika
kosher salt and fresh black pepper
1 lb of extra lean ground beef
1 lb of ground sweet sausage
1 cup of beer , i used guiness
24 oz. crushed tomatoes
24 oz. diced tomatoes with the juice
14 oz can red kidney beans
14 oz. chili beans
1. In a heavy dutch oven , brown the bacon until crispy , and then add the chopped onion , shallot , garlic , bell peppers , and the spices . Stir and cook for few minutes until it smells really good and the vegetable is slightly tender . Add the beef and the pork , and cook about 4-5 minutes .
2. Then add bottle of beer , the crushed tomatoes , diced tomatoes , beans and stir . Bring to boil , then simmer for 1 hour and 30 minutes . Adjust the seasoning , you might want to add more salt or pepper or pinch of sugar if it’s too acidic . ‘
3. Serve hot in a bowl , and sprinkle with shredded cheese , sprinkle with green onion and sour cream if you’d like .