Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fran’s Chipotle Chili

My own creation won the chili cook-off at work in 2008.

2 dried chipotle chilies, 1 c. boiling water-steep the chilies in the hot water for 1 hr, then blend til smooth.

1 large diced onion
1 lb ground beef or diced beef cubes
1 diced green pepper
Drain liquid. Add:
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tbs ground cumin
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground New Mexico chili powder
1 tbs tomato paste
½ c dry white wine
½ c water
1 28 0z can diced tomatoes
1 c beer
1 rinsed and drained can of beans (your choice)
Simmer for at least 1 hr, adjusting salt and pepper seasoning to your liking.

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