Friday, October 19, 2012

Hubby in the kitchen

Hubby was in the kitchen again and cooking up his own chili recipe:) He is always tweeking his recipe, but pretty much has it down now.
First he fire roasts the poblano and green peppers on his gas grill. This takes a little time, but makes the flavors come out. Then he chops them up.

Then he cut up the onion and jalapeno peppers and sauted them in a bit of oil until they were soft, then he added the peppers that he had fire roasted.

He cooks up the hamburger and adds tomatoes, beans, seasonings and the onion/pepper mixure. Then he places the whole mess on his smoker grill for a couple hours so it'll all take on a bit of smoky flavor. Once it has gotten all nice and bubbly hot and full of flavor, he brings it inside and lets it cook in the crock pot for a few more hours.

I like mine with a bit of shredded cheese, sour cream and some tortilla chips. YUMMY: ) He made this a couple of weeks ago, and now that I'm typing it all out, I want it again!! Hmm, it needs to get cold here again so I can talk him into it making it:)

Hubby said I can share his recipe. Like I said, it is ever changing, but here are the basics:

2lbs ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 poblano peppers, fire roasted and chopped (think we'll add a 3rd next time)
1 green bell pepper, fire roasted and chopped (or whatever color bell you like)
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
4 oz. can chopped mild green chiles
1 can red beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can tomato sauce
2 cans diced tomatoes (we like fire roasted)
4 t. salt
1/2 t. paprika
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
1 T garlic granules
1 t. smoked paprika
1 t. chipotle chili powder
8 T. chili powder

Fire roast peppers, chop. Brown ground beef while sauteing onions and peppers in a bit of oil. Add all ingredents together. Cook on smoker grill for a few hours then transfer to crock pot. If you don't have a smoker grill you could add everything to the crock pot after the ground beef is cooked and let it simmer all day.

This isn't a super hot chili, but it does have some heat. You can adjust the heat to your taste by adding or subtracting peppers and/or seasonings:)

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