Get Craig Allen’s amazing chili recipe
You'd never know that this is the first day of Spring in New Jersey!
With the snow coming down, you'll need a warm and hearty meal this weekend!
This meaty chili fits the bill!
Besides, how can you go wrong with a recipe calls for a bottle of beer? And...chocolate?!
2&1/2 lb lean chuck, ground (hamburger)
1 lb lean pork, ground
Brown the beef and pork in a large pan. Once cooked, put the meat in a large pot, and add:
4 cloves finely chopped garlic
1 C finely chopped onion
8 oz tomato sauce
1 C water
1 can/bottle of beer (12 oz).
3 Tablespoons chili powder
2 Tablespoons instant beef bouillon (or 6 cubes)
2 Tablespoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons oregano leaves
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (or more if you like your chili HOT)
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer (covered) for about 2 hours. STIR OFTEN.
If you want to thicken the chili, in a small bowl, stir together:
1 teaspoon cornmeal
1 teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon warm water
Stir into chili, and cook (covered) for an additional 20 minutes.