Emily's Famous Chili Recipe
Plenty of ground beef and kidney beans are seasoned with jalapenos, chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, cumin and chili powder in this quick, meaty chili with a kick.
The chipotle peppers give this slow cooker chili a subtle, smoky flavor.
Ground beef is sauteed with bell pepper and onions. Brown sugar, cumin, and oregano add interesting flavor notes to this old favorite.
This is now my new chili recipe! Delicious! I halved the recipe and substituted a bottle of beer for equal part of water and used half kidney beans and half pinto-in-chili sauce beans. I like my chili a bit thicker, so I added more flour disolved in water at the end. I served it with chopped onions, sour cream and warm flour tortillas. This has just the right amount of spice, in my opinion - I like it spicy! I think this recipe without the beans and meat mixed with some cheddar-jack cheese would make a great enchilada sauce... in fact, I might try that and create my own recipe. Thanks, Emily!
The 'chipolte peppers in adobo sauce' makes this chili way too hot. I only used half the can, yet the heat overwhelmed the other flavors. The amount of chili powder and cumin this recipe calls for are wicked, and I was looking forward to their impact. But, the heat completely covered up the other spices, which was disappointing (especially since I used almost a whole container of cumin). I will make this again because the other flavors intrigue me, but I will use one (maybe two) pureed chipolte peppers only.
I've been making this for years from this recipe! It's our favorite. Especially good with a big ol dallop of sourcream and lots of cheese and chives! My husband still adds japs, we do not find this recipe overly spicy. Its prefect!
I like my chili hot, and a big bowl of this really took care of business. I may use the recipe for our annual chile contest at work!
Ive made this a few times and always forget exactly how to adjust the spiciness. What I do is add about a tablespoon of cinnamon to dull it a little bit, and I would recommend doing a half cup of chilli powder (I mixed red pepper, chilli powder and smoked paprika to cut it back a touch) and then a single adobo pepper and a teaspoon of the sauce.