Chorizo Chili
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Recipe type: Chili
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb stew meat, cut into large chunks
  • 2 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz can of light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 28 oz water
  • 12 oz Mexican chorizo, casing removed
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • salt, to taste
  • cracked black pepper, to taste
  • elbow macaroni, cooked (optional)
  • shredded cheese, optional
Instructions
  1. Begin by heating a large pot on medium-high heat. Add in the oil and let it come to temperature. Add in the stew meat, and cook until you get a nice brown crust on the exterior, on all sides. Once browned, remove from the skillet and set aside on a plate.
  2. To the same pot, add the chorizo, and using a wooden spoon, begin to smash it down, while at the same time scraping the brown bits. Cook the chorizo, then use a cover, and strain the majority of the oil. Reserve about a tablespoon of the chorizo oil.
  3. Toss in the celery, onion, and garlic, along with the cumin, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Stir, and cook on medium high heat for a few minutes.
  4. Toss in the browned stew meat, and give another stir, cooking for a couple more minutes.
  5. Next toss in the canned tomatoes, beans, and water. Stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for about one hour.
  6. When you are ready to serve, add some cooked noodles to a bowl, and ladle in the chorizo chili. Top with some shredded cheese, or your favorite chili toppings such as sour cream, crackers, fritos, raw onion, or heck even some diced avocado.
  7. The end result is a well textured chili that has a nice heat, which I love, and some good tender beef when paired with the beans and celery, well, it makes for a great chili. This would also go really well as a sloppy joe sort of thing if straining some of the liquid, or go perfect on a hot dog. So if you are looking for a new idea in making chili, give this one a shot. It was great. I hope you enjoy.
Recipe by Simple Comfort Food at http://www.simplecomfortfood.com/2014/02/03/chorizo-chili/