Friday, October 21, 2011

A.P.'s Chili

This recipe is courtesy of Brian Coatney.  He made it and brought it to work and I *had* to have the recipe.  My better half thinks it is too meaty.  Personally, I like that part!  Also, it is more brothy than most traditional chilis.  I really like that it is not one big pot of tomato sauce.

1.5 lbs ground beef (I'm sure you could use turkey)
2 medium onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 T chili Powder
1.5 t oregano
1.5 t cumin
1 t salt
1 t seasoning salt (I added a little extra regular salt and used Mrs. Dash - Extra Spicy)
1/4 t black pepper
1/4 t red pepper flakes
1 T worchestershire sauce
3 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans (original recipe called for chili beans... I deviated and the result was still delicious.)
~5 c broth *

Bring to a boil and then simmer for 40 mins.  EAT!

*The recipe as written by Mr. C did not list any liquids (besides the liquid in the tomatoes).  I am sure that is an oversight, so I used a bunch of broth.  I don't really know how much broth I used because I had a ton in the house because I recently made a large pot.  I would estimate that it was 5 cups.