By / Photography By Jennifer Bakos | August 30, 2016

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease
  • 2 large red onions, chopped
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh jalapeño peppers (with or without seeds, as you prefer)
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 3 cups diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)
  • 1 pound local dried beans, cooked until just tender (about 6 cups)
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons masa flour (if needed to thicken)
  • Sour cream
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Chopped scallions
  • Chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

Melt grease in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, add onions and cook until softened, about 6 minutes. Add jalapeños and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add beef; cook until brown, breaking up with back of a spoon as you go, about five minutes. Stir in chili powders, cumin, and paprika. Add tomatoes, beans, and broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until chili thickens and flavors blend, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes. If after 45 minutes the chili seems thin, stir in masa flour and cook for 10 more minutes until it thickens. This chili, like most, is better the next day, which makes it a great tailgate option.

Warm the chili on a medium-hot grill until warmed. Ladle it into bowls and garnish with sour cream, grated cheese, green onions, and cilantro.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease
  • 2 large red onions, chopped
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh jalapeño peppers (with or without seeds, as you prefer)
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 3 cups diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)
  • 1 pound local dried beans, cooked until just tender (about 6 cups)
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons masa flour (if needed to thicken)
  • Sour cream
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Chopped scallions
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
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