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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:18 PM

8. I'll give you mine...

I got part of it off of Tyler Florence's show and the rest of the recipe is mine.
Start with cutting up some stew meat in small pieces. I use a couple of pounds and cut it in tiny chunks.
Next, put a cut-up onion, 4 or 5 cloves of garlic, half of a cut-up bell pepper, and a stalk of celery cut up in the food processor and process until it is just mush. Drain it over a bowl so it is pretty dry.
Brown your stew meat in a little oil in small batches, seasoning each batch with salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Take each batch out and let it drain.
After you've browned all the stew meat, brown up a couple of pounds of ground chuck, as above, browning in small batches and seasoning as above and draining the grease.
I hit the pot with a little of red wine to get up all the browned bits off the bottom and then I let this cook a little to evaporate the wine out until it's a little syrupy. Then, I add back the meat, the vegetable pulp, a few cans of crushed tomatoes, some beef broth, and a chunk of unsweetened chocolate and a whole jalapeno. I usually add in a little adobo sauce, too. Let this simmer a while and then add in more chili powder, more cumin and more salt and pepper to taste. This should be a thick chili, just about letting the spoon stand up in the pot. Stir it often and simmer slowly so it doesn't burn. My boys and my daughter-in-law loves my chili and ask for it often, so it must be pretty good. My vegetable-hating teenager never realizes there are vegetables in it cause they're hidden. Hope you enjoy!

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