60 Minute Culinary Fight Club Bacon Sausage Chili
Chili is a spicy stew that typically includes meat (such as beef or pork), beans, chili peppers, tomatoes, and a variety of herbs and spices. The dish is popular throughout the United States, particularly in the Southwest, and has many regional variations.
The base of chili is usually a tomato sauce or broth, which is seasoned with chili powder or fresh chili peppers for heat. Other common ingredients in chili include onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, and sometimes cocoa powder or coffee for added depth of flavor. The type of meat used in chili can vary depending on the recipe and personal preference, with ground beef and chunks of beef being popular choices.
Beans are also a key component of many chili recipes, with kidney beans being the most common variety used in the United States. Other types of beans, such as pinto beans or black beans, can also be used. Some variations of chili also include additional vegetables, such as bell peppers or corn.
60 MINUTE CULINARY FIGHT CLUB BACON SAUSAGE CHILI
This is a pretty straight forward chili recipe with just one major exception, BACON SAUSAGE. We use beans, tomatoes, cumin, onions, garlic, and beef, just like millions of difference chili recipes out there. Where we differentiate is when we use Bacon Sausage. If you are looking to up your chili game, add some real complexity to your dish, then you need to start using Bacon Sausage from Big Fork. It's a total game changer, an award winner.
- 1 lb. ground beef 80/20
- 1 package Big Fork Bacon Sausage, Black Pepper or Spicy 3 – Pepper, sliced, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 poblano, skin charred and removed, chopped
- 1/12 oz. bottle dark brown ale
- 1/16 oz. can kidney beans, drained and smoked using a smoking gun for 5 minutes covered
- 1/24 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 2 T. chili powder
- 2 T. cumin
- 1 t. crushed oregano
- 1 t. salt
- ½ t. black pepper
- ½ t. cayenne pepper (if you want it hot)
- Sliced Avocado
- Crushed Fritos
- Dollop Sour Cream
- Lime Wedge
- Chopped Cilantro
- In a skillet, brown the beef in a pan until brown. Remove from the pan and pour out the grease. Reserve.
- Add the sausage and cook until the sausage is brown. Add the onions and cook until the onions caramelize. Add the garlic and poblano and cook on medium low for 5 minutes.
- Add the beer and the ground beef and cook on high for five minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
- Garnish the chili with the above garnishes and serve.
Chili is often served with a variety of toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, diced onions, and jalapeños. It can be eaten on its own as a hearty and filling meal, or served over rice or with a side of cornbread. Chili can also be used as a topping for hot dogs, nachos, or baked potatoes, among other dishes.