Best Classic Chili Recipe
Best Classic Chili – This traditional chili recipe is just like my mom used to make when we lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico with ground pork, beans, and a simple homemade blend of New Mexico fresh chili seasonings.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 8-10 servings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large red onion – diced
2 pounds lean ground pork
1 1/2 tablespoons red chili powder
2 tablespoons green chile powder
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 15 ounce cans high quality diced tomatoes (I like Muir Glen Fire Roasted)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper* -optional
2 (16 oz.) cans beans, drained and rinsed (I prefer black kidney beans or Navy beans)
Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- I like to place the tomatoes in our Bradley Smoker in an open bowl outside our kitchen and smoke them for about 20-30 minutes. If you have a smoker it’s a great way to add interest to your chile and Beans. While I am prepping the chile the tomatoes are smoking. I also run the diced tomatoes through our food processor for about 30 seconds. Not too much, we don’t want tomato sauce.
- Place olive oil to a large soup pot and put it over medium-high heat for two minutes. Add the onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next, add the ground pork to the pot. Break it apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for 6-7 minutes, until the pork is browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in the chili powders, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and optional cayenne. Combine well.
- When finished smoking add the tomatoes, drained beans and stir well.
- Bring the liquid to a low boil, then, reduce the heat (low to medium-low) to gently simmer the chili, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste Chile and adjust seasonings as you prefer.
- Remove the pot from the heat. Let the chili rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. To serve take warm soup bowls and place Chile in the bowls, garnish with grated cheddar, fresh cilantro and a dab of sour cream. I place some bottled smoked Chipotle, sauce on the table when dining.
Best Classic Chile Recipe
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