foodtease (foodtease) wrote,
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Faux Texas Chili

I just wanted to notate the chili I'm making right now. Now, I can make chili at least a dozen different ways. Beans, no beans, meat, veggie crumbles, tofu or just beans and veggies. Normally, I add a lot of veggies no matter what else is in there. Corn, mushrooms, celery, carrots, and sweet potatoes have all been in my chili pot, as well as onions and garlic.

This recipe is a lot more stark than that. See, my mom gave me four steaks, and while she was at it, two cans of kidney beans (normally I just cook dry beans, but she was trying to get rid of them). She'd previously given me all her Chili-O spice mix. I useally mix my own. But I had all this, and decided to make chili. This is my faux version of a Texas chili, faux because I'm Alabamian and there are beans in it.

2 six ounce steaks, cubed and some fat removed (cheap steak obviously, don't sacrifice a good filet to the chili pot unless you really want to)
two small or one large onion
three gloves of garlic, minced
two cans light red kidney beans
two T. vegetable oil
tomato juice as needed
one packet chili-o mix
one square unsweetened chocolate
1/4 teaspoon dried chipotle chili powder

Add the steak, onion, and garlic with the oil to the pan, cook until there is not noticable pink in the steak bits. Add the chili-o packet, and the chopped unsweetened chocolate Add a bit of tomato juice, just enough to make it liquid. Add the two cans of beans. Add chipotle to taste-I took it easy on it. Turn the heat down and let simmer for about 30 minutes, adding more tomato juice as needed to keep it loose.

Most of my chili recipes make enough to last a week, this only makes about four servings. But it's good.
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