Ed's Two Alarm Chili or "Not"

Ed's Two Alarm Chili Or Not Recipe

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Eddie Szczerba


You can choose your heat on this chili so don't be afraid to give it a try! If you don't want the heat don't add the hot peppers! Delicious flavors in this recipe!!


★★★★★ 1 vote

A whole lot of hungry people!
30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 2 lb
    beef chuck, boneless/ minced fine
  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 pkg
    dry pinto beans(pre-soak over night)
  • 1 large
    sweet onion chopped
  • 3 clove
    minced garlic
  • 3 oz
    poblano peppers in sauce( old el paso in a can) diced
  • 3 small
    serrano chiles diced,remove seeds
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 4 oz
    semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 3 medium
    bay leaves plus 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    corriander ground
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    adobo powder
  • 1/4 c
    canola oil
  • 1 can(s)
    6oz. tomato paste
  • 1 can(s)
    28oz. whole tomatoes diced
  • 2 can(s)
    (use the empty tomato can) of water
  • 1/2 c
    corn starch slurry,(4tablespoons of corn starch,fill the rest with water and mix it.)
  • 1 pkg
    each of monterey jack and cheddar cheese shredded

How to Make Ed's Two Alarm Chili or "Not"


  1. In a large stock pot,on a high flame,brown the meat,onions,garlic until the meat is no longer pink inside.
    Add the tomato product,spices,peppers and chocolate.
    Add the water and combine everything thourohly.
    Bring the chili to a rolling simmer,lower the heat to medium/ low,add the beans.
  2. Continue to cook the chili for 1hour,stirring periodically.
    When the chili is close to the finish time,add the corn starch slurry to thicken it slightly.
    Serve with shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese,tortilla chips and a big spoon so you can get every drop of goodness !!! Enjoy!:)
  3. Shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses are for topping.

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Course/Dish: Beef
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