smokey bacon chili

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Anthony Biegacki
from Canfield, OH

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.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 7-8 quarts
prep time 15 Min
cook time 4 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For smokey bacon chili

  • 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
    bush beans, mild
  • 1 can
    bush beans, medium
  • 1 can
    bush beans, hot
  • 1 jar
    12 oz. fire roasted red peppers
  • 2 can
    tamales, canned - sliced
  • 4 can
    green chilies, fire roasted
  • 4 can
    fire roasted tomatoes w/garlic
  • 2 c
    v8 juice 0riginal
  • 1/2 can
    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
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How To Make smokey bacon chili

  • 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.
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