Jamie's Award-Winning Chili

Two hours of simmering creates well-melded flavor in Jamie Deen's loaded chili. The beef is sprinkled with cumin, chili powder and oregano[-making it arguably a star of the dish (but don't tell the beans).]

Total Time:
2 hr 35 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
2 hr 15 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • One 4-ounce can tomato paste
  • One 12-ounce bottle beer
  • One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • One 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Garnishes:
  • Shredded Cheddar
  • Sour cream
  • Chopped green onions
Directions

Add the olive oil to a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onions and peppers and saute until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until just fragrant. Stir in the beef and sausage, breaking it up with the back of a wooden spoon, and cook until browned, about 6 minutes.

Drain the beef mixture through a colander. Add it back to the Dutch oven and stir in the chili powder, cumin and oregano. Cook for about 2 minutes. Stir the tomato paste into the beef mixture; this will "toast" it and give the chili more flavor. Add the beer and stir up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer, and then add the diced tomatoes and beans. Simmer on medium-low for 2 hours, stirring on occasion to keep the bottom from sticking.

Top with shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions before serving.

From Food Network Kitchens; after further testing and to ensure the best results this recipe has been altered from what was in the actual episode.


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