Rough Rider Chili

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • Chili Spice Mixture (recipe below)
  • 2 cans (15-ounces each) Kidney beans
  • 1 can (28-ounces) diced tomatoes in juice,
  • 1 can (8-ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6-ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (4-ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups dark beer (non-alcoholic beer may be substituted)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3-4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Assorted garnishes: shredded cheese, sliced green onions, sour cream

Chili Spice Mixture

  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon sugar

Number of Servings : 8

Serving Size: about 1 cup

Directions

  1. Sauté onion, celery, green pepper, and garlic in oil in large Dutch oven until tender, about 5 minutes; stir in beef. Cook over medium-high heat until browned, about 10 minutes; drain fat.
  2. Stir in Chili Spice Mixture and remaining ingredients, except garnishes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, covered, 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Ladle chili into bowls and serve with assorted garnishes.

Dave Prosser
Fargo, North Dakota