The Ultimate Game Day Recipe
In the colder months, in many ways chili is the ultimate â€śguyâ€ť food. Of course chili is loved by all, but you gotta admit guys certainly have more of an affinity towards than others. And whatâ€™s not to like? Itâ€™s got meat (â€¦or at least I thinkÂ most chili should), itâ€™s got serious bold flavors, and itâ€™s got beans (and all their magical powers!).
You can eat it like soup, or perhaps you can use like a dip, or you can even add it to other foods like a condiment. Basically, guys love it because itâ€™s hardy, tasty, versatile and fun- and it goes great with beer!
With all that in mind, having chili on a football party menu is pretty much a given. And armed with a slow cooker, the chili might be the partyâ€™s easiest menu item to prepare. So no matter what team you root for, hereâ€™s a chili recipe thatâ€™s bound to be a high scoring affair.
2 Lbs Sonoma County Grass Fed Organic Ground Chuck (or regular ground chuck)
1 2/3 Lbs Sonoma County Ground Country Sausage with Sundried Tomatoes (or any type of flavored ground sausage)
2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
2 Onions / 1 Yellow 1 Red Chopped
2 Large Cloves of Garlic minced
2 small Shallots Chopped
2 Cups Diced Tomato Can or fresh is fine
1 Bottle Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout. Any stout will work fine but this one is the epic if you can find it.
1 Can Beef Broth
1 Cup Coffee, I used Starbucks Instant Via Coffee (secret Ingredient)
2 cans of tomato paste
1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar
3 1/2 Tablespoons Vietnamese style Chili Sauce
2 Roasted Pasilla peppers or Pablanos will work as well chopped (Seeds and membrane removed.)
1 Roasted Anaheim Chili Pepper Chopped(Seeds and membrane removed.)
1 Jalapeno Pepper Chopped(Seeds and membrane removed.)
1 very small Habenero Pepper Chopped very fine(Seeds and membrane removed.)
1 Serrano Pepper Chopped very fine(Seeds and membrane removed.)
1 Sweet Hot Italian Pepper Chopped or Small Red Pepper (Seeds and membrane removed.)
2 Grilled Ears of Corn cut from the cob.
1 fresh Cayenne Pepper chopped (Seeds and membrane removed.) or 1 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cayenne
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa
1 Tablespoon ground Cumin seed
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Teaspoon Coriander
4 Cups of Kidney Beans, fresh is much better but canned is fine.
Cook onions, garlic and meat until brown. Add a little bit of salt to help sweat the onions.
Add tomatoes, beer, coffee, tomato paste and beef broth.
Add all the spices, chili paste, and brown sugar
Stir in 2 1/2 of the kidney beans and all the peppers and corn.
Reduce heat and simmer for to 2 hours.
Add the other half of the kidney beans and simmer for another hour.
Store overnight in refrigerator and reheat and serve the next day (can serve immediately if desired)
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