The BEST CHILI EVER !!!
THE BEST CHILI Ever !
Some prefer their Chili chunky style. If you do, this one’s for you. Like most chili recipes, it’s real easy to make. The key to making it extra tasty is to make sure that when you brown the meat, make sure that you get a good golden brown color on the meat, which will help give the Chili and extra layer of Beef flavor. You can serve this Chili, Chili con Carne Style with rice, inside Tacos or Burritos, or simply as a Bowl of Chili with chopped raw onion and grated Cheddar on top. It’s a winner, so enjoy.
3 pounds Beef Chuck cut into 1 - inch cubes
8 tablespoons Vegetable Oil (Canola, Corn Oil etc.)
1 cup water
1 large Onion, peeled and chopped fine
8 cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped fine
1 small can of Tomato Paste
1 tablespoon Sweet Paprika
1 teaspoon Cumin
2 tablespoons Cayenne Pepper
3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce (Lea & Perrin’s)
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 – 14 ounce can Red Kidney Beans (optional)
Season beef with a little Salt & Black Pepper.
Place oil and beef in 6-8 quart pot. Brown the beef in two separate batches until all the beef has a nice golden brown color.
Remove all the browned beef from pan and set aside. Add ¼ of the water to the pan and turn heat on high. Scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release the brown bits that stick to the pan after browning the beef. There’s a lot of flavor in those little brown bits, believe it or not, and they help give the Chili a nice rich beef flavor.
Cook on high-heat scraping the bottom of the pan until the water is reduce by half. By the way, this process is known as deglazing, and you will do this anytime you are braising meat or making a stew.
Put the browned beef back in the pan, and all of the remaining ingredients except the Kidney Beans.
Bring everything up to the boil. Once all has come up to the boil, lower the heat to a very low flame and cook until the beef is nice and tender, about 2 hours.
Serve each person a bowl of this Chunky Chili as is or with chopped raw onions and grated Cheddar Cheese on the side, and whatever other condiments you like to serve with your Chili.