Don Geraldo Chili

AuthorGerald
RatingDifficultyBeginner

I came up with this recipe on the fly for a local BBQ and chili cookoff where I took 2nd place (The pulled pork took first). It's delicious, full of flavor but not spicy. This is great with tortillas or cornbread.

ShareTweetSaveShare

Chili

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 10 mins

 12 oz Black Pepper Bacon, chopped
 2 lbs Ground Beef(85/15 if possible)
 ½ lb Round Steak or stew meat, chopped(really any steak would do for this)
 1 Yellow Onion, diced
 1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
 1 Serrano PepperIf you want it spicy, use 2-3 serranos instead.
 1 14oz can Diced Tomatoes w/ With Chipotle Peppers
 1 4oz can Tomato Paste
 1 16oz can Pinto Beans
 1 16oz can Kidney Beans (Optional)
 1 cup Beef Broth
 2 1/2 tsp smoked Paprika
 3 tbsp Chamayo Chile Powder
 1 tbsp Ancho Chile Flakes, crushed(could probably use powder instead)
 2 tsp Salt

1

Chop bacon and add to a 3qt pot. Cook over medium heat. Meanwhile, chop the rest of the ingredients.

2

When the bacon is fully cooked, add the ground beef and steak. Cook until no longer pink, breaking up the clumps of ground beef. Take meat out of pot and set aside.

3

Add the diced peppers, onions, garlic and serrano to the pot and cook until softened.

4

Add the meat back to the pot and and the rest of the ingredients. Still well, cover and cook on low for 2 hours stirring occasionally (and trying not to keep tasting it, because it's going to smell REALLY good!). Optionally, you can put all the ingredients into a crock pot and cook on low.

5

Serve with shredded cheese and tortillas, or better yet, cornbread!

CategoryCuisine, , Cooking Method

Ingredients

 12 oz Black Pepper Bacon, chopped
 2 lbs Ground Beef(85/15 if possible)
 ½ lb Round Steak or stew meat, chopped(really any steak would do for this)
 1 Yellow Onion, diced
 1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
 1 Serrano PepperIf you want it spicy, use 2-3 serranos instead.
 1 14oz can Diced Tomatoes w/ With Chipotle Peppers
 1 4oz can Tomato Paste
 1 16oz can Pinto Beans
 1 16oz can Kidney Beans (Optional)
 1 cup Beef Broth
 2 1/2 tsp smoked Paprika
 3 tbsp Chamayo Chile Powder
 1 tbsp Ancho Chile Flakes, crushed(could probably use powder instead)
 2 tsp Salt

Directions

1

Chop bacon and add to a 3qt pot. Cook over medium heat. Meanwhile, chop the rest of the ingredients.

2

When the bacon is fully cooked, add the ground beef and steak. Cook until no longer pink, breaking up the clumps of ground beef. Take meat out of pot and set aside.

3

Add the diced peppers, onions, garlic and serrano to the pot and cook until softened.

4

Add the meat back to the pot and and the rest of the ingredients. Still well, cover and cook on low for 2 hours stirring occasionally (and trying not to keep tasting it, because it's going to smell REALLY good!). Optionally, you can put all the ingredients into a crock pot and cook on low.

5

Serve with shredded cheese and tortillas, or better yet, cornbread!

Don Geraldo Chili

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipes, tips and techniques delivered to your mailbox

Recipes, tips and techniques delivered to your mailbox

Sign up for my free newsletter and get my favorite recipes, beginner tips, seasonal recipes, cooking techniques, and awesome product offers!

You have Successfully Subscribed!