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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Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    bacon grease or canola oil
  • 2
    red bell peppers, diced (abt 2 cups)
  • 2
    jalapenos, minced (abt. 2 tbsp)
  • 3
    anaheim chilies, roasted peeled and chopped
  • 2
    yellow onions, diced (abt. 2 cups)
  • 1
    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


  1. In large pot, over high heat add butter and bacon grease or canola oil.
  2. Add bell pepper, jalapeno, chilies and onion. Cook until carmalized, about. 5 min. Add garlic and saute one min longer.
  3. Add chuck and brown. Add ground beef and sausage. Cook until meat is nicely browned and cooked through.
  4. Add in all the spices and cook for 1 min.
  5. Add 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.
  6. NOTES:
    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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