Dragons Breath Chili

Dragons Breath Chili Recipe

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Julia Ferguson


This is an awesome chili recipe. There are alot of ingredients, but don't let that stop you. Everyone who tries this loves it. A Guy Fieri recipe, from Food Network.
My tweaks are in the notes section at the end of the recipe.


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enough for a crowd
1 Hr
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2 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
bacon grease or canola oil
red bell peppers, diced (abt 2 cups)
jalapenos, minced (abt. 2 tbsp)
anaheim chilies, roasted peeled and chopped
yellow onions, diced (abt. 2 cups)
head, garlic minced (abt. 1/4 cup)
1 lb
boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1/4" cubes
2 lb
ground beef, coarse grind
1 lb
bulk, italian sausage
2 tsp
onion powder
2 tsp
garlic powder
2 tsp
hot paprika
2 tsp
ground cumin
2 tsp
ground corriander
2 tsp
cayenne pepper
2 tsp
kosher salt
2 tsp
black pepper
2 c
tomato sauce
1 c
tomato paste
12 oz
lager beer
1 c
chicken stock
2 15 oz
kidney beans, with juice
1 15 oz
pinto beans, with juice
1 bunch
green onions, thinly sliced
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make Dragons Breath Chili


  • 1In large pot, over high heat add butter and bacon grease or canola oil.
  • 2Add bell pepper, jalapeno, chilies and onion. Cook until carmalized, about. 5 min. Add garlic and saute one min longer.
  • 3Add chuck and brown. Add ground beef and sausage. Cook until meat is nicely browned and cooked through.
  • 4Add in all the spices and cook for 1 min.
  • 5Add in tomato sauce and paste and stir for 2 min. Stir in beer and chicken stock.
    Add beans, lower heat and simmer for 2 hours.
    Serve in bowls, garnish with green onions and cheddar cheese.
  • 6NOTES:
    1. left out butter and bacon grease, used 5 tbsp canola oil
    2. did not use anaheims, only used jalapenos
    3. instead of chuck roast, used 1 lb. lean ground chuck
    4. replaced hot paprika with smoked paprika
    5. left out salt
    6. instead of lager beer, used 12 oz chicken broth
    7. drained juice from all beans
    8. replaced 1 can of kidney beans with 1 can of black beans
    9. left out green onions
    10. served with sour cream

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About Dragons Breath Chili

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

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