Comfort Food - Chili Badge Request
« on: October 29, 2021, 08:38:36 PM »
It's that time of year. Following is my version of chili. Thank you for considering this for a chili badge.
Note, this is a mild chili on purpose,,, because my family likes it that way. I tend to focus on the green chili flavor, rather than heat. You can adjust and add spicier stuff to suit your taste.
2 medium yellow onions, coarsely diced
3 sticks celery, coarsely diced
2 teaspoons minced garlic from jar
2 Tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
5 pounds ground beef
3 Anaheim peppers, roasted, skinned, seeded and then coarsely diced
8 tablespoons of Gebhardt brand chili powder
4 or 5 bay leaves
2 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes, drained ( you could use Rotel diced tomatoes and jalapeno peppers if you wanted some heat )
1 28 oz can tomato puree
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
2 cups water
Brown meat in big pot and drain well.
In a separate pan, saute onions, garlic and celery, then add vegetables to meat in pot.
Add remaining ingredients to pot and simmer for a minimum of 4 hours.
I purposefully don't add salt to the pot as I usually eat it over chili flavored corn chips,, which are kinda salty. Adjust salt and pepper by the bowl if needed.
This makes a big ol' pot of chili,, but it freezes in quart freezer bags really well.