Thursday, November 29, 2012

Brooks' Chili

This is the chili recipe Brooks has been making the past few years. He won the ward chili contest at church one year with this chili. I consider it a very meaty, manly recipe. All men rave about it, but you ladies might want to 1/2 the amount of meat. :)

 1 lbs. hamburger
1lb. stew meat (or cut up roast)
Bacon or salt pork
1/2 chopped onion
2 cloves crushed and minced garlic
8 ounces salsa
15 ounce can of tomato sauce
1 can Ro Tel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
1 packet chili seasoning
1/2 t ground cumin
1-2 T Worcestershire sauce
1-2 T Brown Sugar
1 T Molasses
2 cans of beans (any kind)
Salt & Pepper

1. Cook the bacon crisp, sear the stew meat, and brown the hamburger
2. Saute the onion
3. Mix all ingredients in a large pot
4. Simmer (not too vigorously- you don't want the stew meat to dry out)

Recipe is very flexible. Ingredients are estimates and can be added to without trouble. Sometimes Brooks adds a little lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.