Smokey Bacon Chili

Anthony Biegacki

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@Anthony_Biegacki

I love to make up chili's as they remind me of my Grandpa Biegacki and when he would get up before everyone to make his chili that would cook all day long.
I love the smokey flavor of chipotle & ancho with the mixture of the roasted chilies, tomatoes and of course the bacon too. This is one hearty meal to warm you up on a "chilly" day.


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Serves:

7-8 quarts

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

4 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

BROWN IN A SKILLET

1 1/2 lb
beef, ground 80/20
1 lb
pork, ground
1/4 c
onion flakes, dehydrated

ADD TO A 8 OR 10 QUART POT

2 can(s)
bush beans, mild
1 can(s)
bush beans, medium
1 can(s)
bush beans, hot
1 jar(s)
12 oz. fire roasted red peppers
2 can(s)
tamales, canned - sliced
4 can(s)
green chilies, fire roasted
4 can(s)
fire roasted tomatoes w/garlic
2 c
v8 juice 0riginal
1/2 can(s)
chipotle peppers & adobo sauce

ADD SPICES

1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 Tbsp
garlic, granulated
2 Tbsp
salt
2 Tbsp
pepper
1/3 c
cilantro, dried
2 Tbsp
chili 9000 (penzeys)
1 Tbsp
cumin
2 Tbsp
ancho chili pepper powder
2 Tbsp
chili powder

FRY BACON

1 lb
hickory smoked bacon, fried & drained off grease

IF YOU NEED THE CHILI THICKER

1/4 - 1/3 c
potato buds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Brown the meat in a large skillet add the dried onions and cook on a medium heat;then drain off the grease. Add the meat to a 8 quart pot. Add the diced tomatoes, beans and V8 juice and place on a medium heat.
2
Slice up your roasted red peppers and tamales & add them to the pot.
3
Slice up your chipotle peppers and add them along with adobo sauce. Next add all your spices to the pot...if you are unsure about the heat then add a little at a time the spices with heat (including the chipotle's).
4
While you have the chili cooking on a medium heat, cut up your bacon with scissors and fry it up (but not to a crisp) remove and drain off fat. Then add to the pot of chili. Stir often and let it cook at a medium to a medium/low heat so it doesn't stick make sure you stir. Cook for at least 3 to 4 hours. It will thicken up the longer it cooks but if you don't have the time you can always add a little potato buds.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Chili