this recipe on the Food Network, and tweaked it to what i had and what I wanted to buy. It turned out SOOO Good! I think I may eat "Normal" Chili now.
- 6 thick-cut slices of Hardwood Smoked Bacon
- 5 cloves of Garlic, minced
- 2 medium onions, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 5 tbls Chili Powder
- 1 1/4 tbls ground Cumin
- 2 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tbls Paprika
- salt and pepper
- 2-3 tbls Cajun Seasoning
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (24 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (24 ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juice
In large pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until lightly crisp, stirring occasionally. Once the bacon is browned, add the garlic, onions, bell peppers, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and paprika and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until the vegetables are tender and seasonings are aromatic.
Add the beef and break it up with a wooden spoon. Once beef is broken up and beginning to brown, add the pork. Break up with wooden spoon like the beef, and brown, until no longer pink, roughly 4 minutes. Stir in the beef broth and beans. Toss together, then add the crushed and diced tomatoes. Then add Cajun seasoning and sugar, stir together.
Turn the heat down to low or medium and simmer for 1 1/2 hours (or until desired consistency). Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper, if necessary. I think it taste best over baked potato with sour cream and cheese.