Christmas Leftover Chili
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 5 jalapenos, fine diced
  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • ½ lb. ground pork
  • 1 lb. cubed beef roast or steak, cooked and cubed
  • 1 12-ounce bottle beer
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes (no salt added)
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
Seasonings...
  • 1 Tbl. chili powder
  • 1 Tbl. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. ground oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. ground thyme
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
Optional ingredients and toppings...
  • 1 15.5-ounce can red kidney bean, drained and rinsed
  • fresh cilantro
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • sliced avocado
Instructions
  1. Browned bacon in cast iron skillet until crispy; remove. Add diced onion and jalapenos to skillet, saute until just tender then transfer to a large crockpot.
  2. Now add ½ lb. of ground pork and ½ lb. of ground beef to the skillet to brown off; add this to the crockpot along with cubed beef and crispy bacon. Deglaze pan with a beer and add to the crockpot.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and seasoning; stir well.
  4. Set crockpot on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. If using kidney beans, add 1 hour before serving.
  5. Optional garnishes; shredded cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, sliced avocado
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at http://www.lemonythyme.com/christmas-leftover-chili/