America’s Favorite Chili

"My Dads recipe"

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olive oil 2 tbsp, 3 lbs, 1 tsp, 2 diced, 2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 2 tsp, 1tsp, 1 tsp, 2 cloves, 1 3/4 cups, 1 tbsp, 1 15 oz can, 28 oz can, tsp, tsp, 2 chopped, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup
ground beef
baking powder
white onion
dried ancho chili powder
ground cummin
smoked paprika
cayenne pepper
dried oregano
minced garlic
beef stock
demi glaze
red kidney beans
diced tomatoes
sour cream


Heat a large pot over medium heat and add oil. Add beef and sprinkle with baking powder. Brown beef, stirring to break up into smaller chunks, until no longer pink, 5 to 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove beef to a bowl.

Add onions to pot and turn heat down to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in chile powder, cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne and oregano and cook for another 2 minutes to bloom. Add garlic and saute for 30 more seconds. Add beef stock, demi-glace, tomatoes and beans. Add beef back in along with any reserved juices and simmer, partially covered and stirring frequently, for 2 hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Garnish with scallions, cilantro, sour cream, pickled jalapenos and aged Cheddar.