Scoop in and warm up with a hearty, rich chili that's perfect for fall.
4 slices thick cut bacon finely chopped
1 large onion finely chopped
1 clove garlic minced
3-4 pounds lean chuck roast cut in small pieces
1/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon Garlic powder
Salt and pepper
2 cans (14.5 oz) crushed fire roasted tomatoes
2 cans 8 oz tomato sauce
12 ounces Shiner Bock Beer
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
How to Make It
In a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat cook bacon, stirring until it just begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Add onion, lower heat to medium, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 4 - 7 minutes. Uncover pan, stir in garlic, and cook 1 minute.
Season beef with flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Increase heat to medium-high and add beef. Stir 6 - 8 minutes. Stir in spices and 1 tsp. salt cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef, and Worcestershire and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover partially, and cook 30 minutes.
If you use beans add them and cook 10 minutes uncovered. Season to taste with additional salt.
I made as written and it was GREAT! beware, it does have a kick. I served with some sour cream to soften the spice a little. Kind of a pain to finely chop the bacon and cut up 3 pounds of meat into small pieces but worth it. The meat was perfectly tender and moist. We didn't miss the beans.
Excellent chili! I added 1 15 oz can pinto beans & 1 15 oz can black beans (both rinsed). I didn't have fire roasted tomatoes, so I used RO-TEL diced tomatoes & green chilis. I also didn't have the amount of steak needed, but next time I will. Also didn't have the beer listed so I used a Sam Adams lager. Really, really delicious!