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Sirloin and Sundried Tomato Chili Recipe

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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds sirloin steak
1 large whole onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium-sized jalapeno, seeded, deveined and diced
1 tablespoon cumin seed
3 tablespoons crushed Aleppo pepper
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato chili powder
1 tablespoon smoky paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
10 ounces sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
5 cups beef broth
Two 15-ounce cans pinto beans
3 scallions, diced for garnish

1. On chopping board, cut up steak into 1/2-inch pieces.
2. In large heat-proof casserole dish, pour 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in pan and heat.
3. Add sirloin steak and saute for 3 minutes, continuously stirring.
4. Add chopped onion, garlic, jalapeno and cumin seed. Continue cooking until onions are translucent.
5. Add Aleppo pepper, sun-dried tomato chili powder, smoky paprika, salt and pepper.
6. Stir and continue cooking for 1 minute.
7. Add sun-dried tomatoes, crushed tomatoes and beef broth.
8. Place on low heat and bring to slow boil.
9. Lower heat to simmer, cover with lid and cook for 1 hour.
10. Add beans and continue to simmer for 1015 minutes.
11. Garnish chili with sliced scallions and serve.

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1 1/2 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I made this chili tonight for dinner. It was really, really good. Very rich, spicy (but not too spicy) and colorful. Some of the ingredients were hard to find. Aleppo pepper and sun-dried tomato chili powder were difficult to find. I found the Aleppo pepper but I used regular chili powder and it was still very good. After, I made the chili, I went on Amazon.com and found everything so I ordered it for next time. The pinto beans I used were kinda mushy so I want to buy a better pinto bean next time. I think you will love this chili recipe. Enjoy!




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