Saturday, February 28, 2009

Homemade Stovetop No Bean Beef Chili

A nice, thick highly seasoned, no beans, ground beef chili.

Homemade Stovetop No Bean Beef Chili

Gotta love a good pot of chili and personally, I love all kinds. With beans, without beans, spicy, not so spicy, I'm not one to argue that there is only one kind of chili. Let's enjoy them all!

Unlike a smaller batch crockpot version I have, where I do recommend a leaner ground beef to avoid having your chili be floating around in a lot of grease all day, I do recommend browning off ground chuck for this chili. You can, of course, prepare this in your slow cooker as well. Just brown off the ground beef, drain well, then add everything to the slow cooker and let it cook all day.

By the way, if you like beans in your chili, by all means add them! When I make a chili with beans, I usually add the canned red kidney beans, but use chili beans, or use whatever bean you like. Rinse and drain before adding to reduce the sodium. Don't get overwhelmed by the list of ingredients - it's all veggies and seasoning, and flavor y'all, and, most of it is just basic pantry stuff you probably have on hand anyway.

Here's how to make it.

First we need to chop up some onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and jalapeno peppers.



Saute the veggies in some olive oil until tender, about 5 minutes.



Gather together the wet and dry chili seasonings.



Mix the cumin, oregano, chili powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and sugar together. Set aside.



Add 2 pounds of ground chuck to the skillet with the veggies. You can also use 1 pound ground beef and 1 pound of Italian sausage or Mexican chorizo sausage if you'd like.



Cook and stir breaking up the beef as it cooks. Continue cooking until the meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain off excess fat.



Add the dry seasoning mix to the ground beef mix.



Combine the wet seasonings - the Worcestershire sauce, Kitchen Bouquet and tomato paste.



Blend that together well.



Add to the ground beef mixture.



And stir together well, cooking for another 4 minutes.



Then add the beef stock and bay leaves and bring to a boil.



Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally for about 1 hour until it reaches a deep color and is reduced and thickened.



Remove bay leaves and discard; plate, add desired toppings, serve and enjoy!



Recipe: Homemade Stovetop No Bean Beef Chili

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 20 min |Cook time: 1 hour | Yield: About 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

Dry Seasoning:
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama)
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
Wet Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Kitchen Bouquet
  • Couple dashes of hot sauce
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
Chili:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • Up to 1/4 cup chopped green chiles, jalapeno, habanero, scotch bonnet, or serrano peppers (depending on heat level desired)
  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups beef stock or broth
  • 2 medium bay leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Garnishes:
  • Sour cream, for garnish, optional
  • Cheddar cheese, grated, for garnish, optional
  • 1 small green onion, sliced, for garnish, optional
Instructions

Combine the dry seasonings; set aside. Combine the wet seasonings; set aside.

Heat the oil in a large heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat. Add the onion, green and red bell peppers,and jalapenos and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook for about 10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Add the garlic and cook another minute. Drain off excess fat.

Add the dry seasoning mixture to the beef, and continue to cook about 5 minutes longer. Add the wet seasoning to the beef mixture, cooking for about 4 minutes longer. Add the beef stock and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for one hour. Season with salt and pepper; taste and adjust as needed. Garnish as desired.

Cook's Notes: You can also use 1 pound ground beef and 1 pound of Italian sausage or Mexican chorizo sausage if you'd like. Serve with grated cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkling of sliced green onion, or other toppings as desired. Also good served over hot, cooked rice, spaghetti pasta or cornbread.

Crockpot: Brown ground beef in skillet and drain. Transfer to slow cooker. Add the dry and wet seasonings, veggies and chili ingredients. stir well, cover and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours, low 7 to 8 hours.

Variation: If you like beans in your chili, by all means add them! I usually add canned red kidney beans, but use chili beans, or whatever bean you like. Rinse and drain before adding to reduce the sodium.

Tip: Did you know that layered nachos are a perfect way to use leftover chili?

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8 comments:

  1. How can you go wrong here with all these good ingredients. I bet this smells great cookin'.
    Your Crabmeat Au Gratin looks good too. I've been cravin' somethin' like that. At least you've got me wantin' somethin' a little more healthy than pralines! LOL

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  2. :) Bet those pralines were pretty darned good after wantin' em for so long!!

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  3. This is my go-to chili recipe! My husband said this is better than his mom's! What a compliment :)
    Thanks for that recipe

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  4. Love this dish! Doubling it tonight for a large group. Do you think I need to let it simmer for longer than an hour since it's a bigger batch?

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    1. Hey Kristin! I doubt you'd need to take it any longer but give it taste to see how the flavors have developed. It certainly won't hurt if you do let it go a little bit longer either way!

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    1. Hi! No, I'm afraid not. I'm just one gal running a tiny blog - no corporate kitchen, no staff, just me! Running the nutritional info on every recipe is quite time consuming, and it's all I can do to keep up with what I'm already doing here as it is. Since this site is a collection of recipes & not a diet site, I pretty much leave that up to the few individuals who are looking for it. There are several recipe calculators available online though - I've used them myself at times when I was watching carbs & calories.

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