A friend of mine challenged me to make chili like the cowboys: a slab of jerky, a brick of dried peppers, and a pot of dirty creek water. No beans. No tomatoes. Definitely no spaghetti!
While I cheated a bit, I am sticking with that original "beef and heat" idea. And some beer. Because, cowboys
In a sauce pan, heat Beef broth over medium-low setting
Begin heating a pan big enough for your steak(s). Set to at least medium high heat
Sear steak in blazing hot pan. Cook between rare and medium rare (Roughly 2 minutes a side in pan). Season with salt, pepper, and garlic while cooking (Be careful while searing. Pan may smoke when seasoning is added. The important thing is: Dont Panic)
Remove steak from heat, and let steak rest at least 5 minutes
While steak is resting, chop chiles and add to warm broth
Thin slice steak. Add to broth and peppers
Add beer and dry spices
Reduce heat, and let simmer for at least an hour. Chili is done when peppers fall apart, most of the broth is boiled off, and the whole mess thickens up at least slightly.
Let cool slightly before serving, as the chili will continue thicken up while cooling. Roughly 5 minutes depending on your pan.
Not recommended trying this recipe in a crock pot. I tried it; huge fail.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (739g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Serving|
|Calories from Fat: 273 (45%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 30.3g||40 %|
|Saturated Fat 12g||60 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.5g|
|Cholesterol 106.6mg||33 %|
|Sodium 888.4mg||31 %|
|Potassium 1322.3mg||35 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 18.9g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.9g||12 %|
|Sugars, other 16g|
|Protein 52.3g||75 %|
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Calories per serving: 605
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