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Christmas Leftover Chili

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 onions diced
  • 5 jalapenos fine diced
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 tsp. ground thyme
  • 1/4 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
 

  • 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.
  • Now add 1/2 lb. of ground pork and 1/2 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.
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and seasoning; stir well.
  • Set crockpot on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. If using kidney beans, add 1 hour before serving.
  • Optional garnishes; shredded cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, sliced avocado