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How To Make Chili

How To Make Chili

The king of all American cuisine! Classic chili has hundreds of variations and spices. Hot, cold, spicy or mild, there is a chili recipe for everyone. It takes just a few minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master. Follow our chef, "CJ" aka Chris Jacobson and make this chili recipe your own.


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Step 1: You will need

  • 1 kg ground beef
  • 2 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 Anaheim chile, diced
  • 1 Pasilla chile, diced
  • 4 Jalapeno chiles, diced
  • 8 chili powder, toasted
  • 4 cumin, toasted
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 kg peeled tomatoes
  • 1 large ham hock, smoked
  • 4 cups (1000ml) chicken stock
  • 2 cups (500ml) cannellini beans
  • 2 cups (500ml) kidney beans
  • 1 cups (250ml) black beans
  • 1 cups (250ml) Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 green onion, diced
  • 2 cilantro, chopped

Step 2: Brown The Beef

In a large pot, cover the bottom with canola oil and add 2 lbs (1 kg) ground beef. Salt and pepper to taste and sauté for 5 minutes, or until brown. The meat does not have to be cooked all the way through as it will cook further when all ingredients are combined. Pour the browned beef into a bowl when done.

Step 3: Vegetable Variety

In the same large pot, add a little more canola oil and add 2 chopped celery stalks, 2 chopped carrots, 1 diced Pasilla chile, 1 diced Anaheim chile and 4 diced Jalapeno chiles. Salt and pepper to taste and sauté until softened. Once soft, continue by adding 1/2 diced onion and 3 chopped garlic cloves. Continue to sauté all vegetables until soft.

Step 4: Toasted Spices

In a separate, ungreased pan, combine 8 Tbsp chili powder and 4 Tbsp cumin. Toast over a medium heat for just 2-3 minutes, or until the spices begin to smoke. Stir the spices constantly to toast all the way through. Once toasted, add the spices to the pot of sautéed vegetables and incorporate.

Step 5: Rich, Meaty Sauce

Once the vegetables and toasted spices are mixed, add the browned beef back to the main pot and stir. Add 1 large can (1 kg) peeled tomatoes to the pot and mix thoroughly. For added flavor, add 1 smoked ham hock to the middle of the pot and cover with the ingredients. Finish by adding 4 cups (1 L) chicken stock to cover the ingredients. Bring the contents up to a boil, then down to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 3 hours.

Step 6: The Main Ingredient

After 1 hour of simmering, add 2 cups (500 g) cannellini beans, 2 cups (500 g) kidney beans and 1 cup (340 g) black beans. Stir the beans into the chili, cover, and continue to simmer for another 2 hours. Remember to stir occasionally during the next 2 hours to keep the flavors and ingredients incorporated.

Step 7: Garnish And Serve

Ladle the chili into a bowl and garnish with some shredded Cheddar cheese, diced green onion, chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lemon (if desired). Serve hot and enjoy!

Step 8: Done.