3 Alarm Chili
I've been perfecting this chili over the past 20 years. This is the culmination of many iterations and it's just about perfect. Like all chili, it's a very personal dish, so take this one and make it your own!
Yield: Ready in 4 hours
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|2 Teaspoonsgrapeseed oil|
|2 largeonions; coarsely chopped|
|2 largebell peppers; coarsely chopped|
|2 largestalks celery; coarsely chopped|
|1 poundbutton mushrooms; sliced|
|2 cloves garlic; minced|
|A; quantity of fresh chilies|
|2 pounds ground beef|
|1 14oz can stewed tomatoes|
|1 14oz can chopped tomatoes|
|1/2 can; (6oz) tomato paste|
|6 tablespoonschili powder|
|2 teaspoonsMexican oregano|
|2 bay leaves|
|2 cinnamon sticks|
|2 shots tequila|
|1 16oz can red kidney beans; drained and washed|
|beer; to cover|
3 Alarm Chili Preparation
In large pot add oil, onions, bell peppers, celery mushrooms, garlic and fresh chilies.
Cook over medium heat until onions are translucent.
Add 1 tablespoon hot chili powder; cook 1 minute.
Add beef and cook over medium-high heat until brown.
Stir frequently using a spatula or fork to break up any lumps.
Add remaining ingredients.
Bring to boil and lower to simmer for 2 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
Cover with beer. DO NOT COVER!
Remove cinnamon stick and bay leaves; add kidney beans.
Bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
*My preference is 2 jalapeno chilies, 2 habanero chilies, 2 ancho chilies.
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