Rowdy Red Chili

Rowdy Red Chili Recipe

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Melissa Snow


This is another recipe I found in "The Red Hat Society Cookbook". The name of the recipe as well as the words "chili" and "chocolate" caught my attention. I hope you enjoy.


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1 lb
2 1/2
3 cups chopped onions
to 12 large cloves garlic, chopped
4 lb
lean ground chuck
to 9 tablespoons chili powder
2 Tbsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
ground coriander
1 tsp
2 oz
semi-sweet chocolate, grated or melted
28 ounce cans plus 1-15 ounce can crushed tomatoes, not drained
12 ounce bottles beer
6 ounce cans tomato paste
or 2-15 to 16 ounce cans chicken broth
15 to 16 ounce cans kidney beans
15 ounce can pinto beans
15 to 16 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

How to Make Rowdy Red Chili


  • 1Cook the bacon over medium heat in a heavy, large Dutch oven. Remove the bacon and crumble. Increase heat to medium high and saute the onions and garlic in the bacon drippings for 8 minutes or until translucent. Add the ground chuck and saute until brown. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, coriander, and cinnamon. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the chocolate, crushed tomatoes with juice, beer, and tomato paste. Add the bacon and mix well. Stir in the chicken broth and simmer until thickened to desired consistency. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Mix in the all the beans and simmer 10 to 15 minutes to heat the beans through.
  • 2Note: This is a great chili to freeze for later meals.

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About Rowdy Red Chili

Course/Dish: Chili

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