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"Kickin" it chili con carne" Recipe

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Vicki Comisso


2 lbs ground chuck, made into meat balls and browned in olive oil
2 lbs lean sirloin steak, seasoned with any of your favorite kinds, rubs, etc, grilled on both sides at high heat for about 4 minutes a side
any 5 different peppers you like, combination of hot and mild, fresh only
4 medium onions, chopped
6 cloves of garlic , chopped
6 small ears of corn, removed from cob
2 28 oz cans , whole peeled tomatoes
1 28 oz can tomato puree
4 fresh tomatoes, quartered
cayenne pepper, to taste, this will depend on the hear in fresh chile, start with 1 tsp
chili powder to taste, this will depend on heat in fresh chiles, start with 1 T
2 tsp cumin, more if you love cumin
salt and pepper to taste, fresh ground
2 beers, use what you like, no lite beer
2 -3 T corn meal for thickening
sour cream, cilantro, jalepeno peppers, grated cheeses(any you like) scallions, chopped fresh tomatoes
extra broth , if needed

Prepare your meats and set aside to use when you start the assembly. Chop the steak into bite sided pieces after it rests.
Chop all the peppers (no seeds if want it milder), onions, garlic and corn into a medium chop, not too small as this is a slow cooking chili.
Start by adding meats to large heavy pot, and add rest of ingredients , stirring gently with each group. Save corn meal for later
Last to add should be the beer. Go easy on salt and pepper at the first, can add more if it need it.
Bring to boil over medium high heat and reduce to low, cook covered for 1 hour, uncover and stir, cook 1 more hour, uncover and taste for seasonings. Cover and cook an additional hour and in the last 15 minutes, add the corn meal to slightly thicken.
Stir and adjust any seasoning.
Serve in large bowls with any or all of the toppings.

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4 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a wonderful chili, no beans, for those who love a meaty taste and want to add more vegetables into their diet.




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