Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mike’s 20-Ingredient Chili

Don't be intimidated by the list of 20 ingredients. Mike's 20-Ingredient Chili has the perfect blend of seasonings, beans, vegetables, and meat.

My husband, Mike, makes THE BEST chili! I don't know how on earth he came up with this recipe, but it's fantastic and very unique! It went perfectly with my Jalapeño Cheddar Corndog Muffins.

Mike’s 20-Ingredient Chili
·1 lb. ground beef or deer
·1 onion, chopped
·1 red pepper, chopped
·1 green pepper, chopped
·½ jalapeño, chopped
·2 cloves garlic, minced
·¼ cup balsamic vinegar
·1 tsp beef bouillon
·1 – 8oz. can tomato sauce
·½ cup ketchup
·½ cup water
·½ cup port wine
·1 – 15oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
·1 – 15oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
·3 TBS chili powder
·1 TBS brown sugar
·1 TBS paprika
·1 TBS cumin
·1 tsp cinnamon
·Salt and pepper

In a large saucepan, brown meat. Drain grease and set aside. Wipe the pan clean and sauté onion, peppers, and garlic in the balsamic vinegar with the beef bouillon, until tender.

Add cooked meat and remaining ingredients from tomato sauce to pinto beans to the saucepan with the sautéed vegetables. Mix well. Add spices and simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes.