Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kansas City Black Bean Chili

This is my mom's original chili recipe. If you want to win a chili cook-off, make this recipe! It is guaranteed to impress. 
Serves:  approximately 12 bowls (4 quarts)
1 medium chopped white or yellow onion
1 fresh jalepeno (deseeded and white pith removed), chopped finely
1 ½ tsp. olive oil
1 lb. lean ground beef, round, or chili meat                                                       
       (cooked with a dash of garlic salt & drain fat)
1 lb. lean or white ground turkey breast (cooked with garlic salt & drain fat)
1 lb. Jimmy Dean’s reduced fat Pork Sausage (cooked & drain fat off, no 
         extra salt added to the sausage during cooking, as it’s salty enough)
2   pkgs. Williams Original Chili seasoning (says no salt added on the pkg.)
2  -14.5oz. cans diced tomatoes (use liquid)
3  -15oz. cans tomato sauce (I used 1-30 oz can and 1-15 oz. can)
2  -15oz. cans  Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 - 4 oz, can chopped green chilies (use liquid)
1 ½ Tbsp. light brown sugar
1 tsp. garlic salt (you may add more to your taste)
Brown the meat (ground beef, ground turkey and sausage), one at a time in the microwave in a pyrex measuring cup, covered with a paper towel.  Crumble the cooked meat every few minutes with a fork. It should take about 5-7 minutes per pound of ground meat in the microwave. Drain fat into a can (do not put down disposal).
***Remember to add a few dashes of garlic salt to the ground turkey and ground beef before cooking it in the microwave.
In a large pot, saute onion, jalapeno and 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil until soft.
Combine the rest of the ingredients (ground beef, ground turkey, sausage, diced tomatoes, chili seasoning, tomato sauce, black beans, green chiles, brown sugar, garlic salt)  in the same pot that you sauteed the onion and jalapeno in. 
Here is your finished product. Yum!!!!
  • Serve chili with fritoes (small size), finely shredded mild cheddar cheese, chopped white onion and corn bread.  You can also serve this with tamales, hot dogs & buns for chili dogs, or saltine crackers. 
  • It is best to make this a day ahead of time to meld the flavors!
  • If you want more of a “kick” and you want it to have more liquid, add 1 - 6oz can of Spicy Hot V-8 juice.
  • You can always freeze the leftovers!
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