Prize-Winning Chili

This recipe has won several chili cook-off prizes since the early 1990s. Serve with rice or cornbread.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hoursDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large white onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 medium bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1½ lbs. beef chuck, cubed
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • ¾ cup dark beer
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ square unsweetened chocolate

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a heavy pot large enough to accommodate all the ingredients. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until well softened.
  • Add the dry spices and flour, and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the meat, tomatoes, broth, beer, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar. Simmer gently for 1½ hours or until the meat is fork tender.
  • Turn off the heat and add the chocolate. Melt into the stew, stirring to mix.