Sirloin and Black Bean Chili

Enro Gay

By
@gamtncooker

This is a batch of chili I put together with ingredients I had on hand. It's a little on the spicy side, but that's the way I like it!


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Serves:

About 6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

6 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 Tbsp
canola oil
1 large
onion
1 large
green bell pepper
2
celery stalks
3 large
cloves garlic
3
fresh jalapenos
1 1/2 lb
ground sirloin
28 oz
can petite diced tomatoes in juice
6 oz
can tomato paste
15 oz
can beef broth
1 tsp
coarse salt
1/2 tsp
fresh ground pepper
2 tsp
ground cumin
3 Tbsp
dark chili powder
3 can(s)
black beans, 15 ounce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put butter and canola oil in a chili pot or large Dutch oven over medium heat until hot.
2
While butter and oil are heating, chop the onion, green pepper and celery in regular dice. Finely dice the garlic and jalapeno; add all the diced vegetables, except the garlic, to the hot pan and saute until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic the last minute or so of cooking.

TIP: The seeds and ribs inside the jalapenos contain most of the heat; remove all or part of them to suit your personal taste.
3
Crumble the ground sirloin over the vegetables, chop and stir until no longer pink.

NOTE: The ground sirloin I used had been made at home from whole sirloins we purchased on sale and was very lean. If using store-packaged ground sirloin or other ground meat, you may want to brown the meat in a separate pan so that you can drain excess oil, then add to the softened vegetables.
4
Add the petite-diced tomatoes, tomato paste and beef broth; stir to mix thoroughly. Add the salt, ground pepper, cumin and chili powder, stirring to combine.
5
Drain and rinse the black beans then add to the chili mixture. Stir once more and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer over low for about 5 or 6 hours.

TIP: The chili will be "done" much sooner than that, but like all sauces and stews, the flavors only improve with extended cooking times.
6
After chili has cooked for a bit, taste and adjust seasonings to your personal taste. Serve with fresh, buttered cornbread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Hashtags: #hearty, #Stews, #simmered