More Dutch Oven love.

I subscribe to the Food Network magazine since January and a chili recipe caught my eye.
It had bacon, it had cocoa powder!

It did have some ingredients we don’t care for much simmered, namely bell pepper but overall it looked like a win.

The Boy requested it for dinner.
I swapped out a few ingredients and I think it was a success and most definitely will be made again soon.

Chili con Carne with sausage.


2 small cans of beans of your choice (I used red kidney beans) or 1 big can
6 slices bacon
4-6 ounces of sausage
5 ounces of ground beef
1 red onion
2 tomatoes, cut in chunks
1 tbs cumin
2 tbs unsweetened cocoa
1 tbs chili powder
1 tbs paprika (I used the smoked kind)
1 small can of tomato paste
cup of beef or chicken broth

(You can use a Dutch oven, or a regular frying pan with a lid)
Brown bacon and set aside
Brown sausage and beef in the bacon grease, drain and set aside
Sautee the cut up onion in 1 tbs butter until glazed
Add tomatoes and let simmer, add tomato paste and half of beef broth and let the sauce come to a boil
Add beef/sausage, remainder of broth and cut-up bacon
Add half of the seasonings to the mixture, add the beans
Let simmer for around 20 minutes and taste! before adding more spices.
If needed add extra beef broth but your chili should be able to hold a spoon upright in it!

I found Chiplote powder and it gave it a really nice kick with out making it too spicy.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. filingawaycupcakes
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 00:51:43

    Yummmm! I love that you use a dutch oven. I have never used one, but have heard great things.


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