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.

Recipe Information

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories460
Total Fat22g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol125mg
Sodium630mg
Total Carbohydrate25g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars7g
Protein41g