How to Make Don's Chili

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How to Make Don's Chili Recipe
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Start the onion dice like a blooming onion...

Start the onion dice like a blooming onion...

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Dice onion, celery & garlic.

Dice onion, celery & garlic.

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3
Cube chuck (or in this case grass-fed brisket)

Cube chuck (or in this case grass-fed brisket)

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Toss in flour to coat. Shake off excess.

Toss in flour to coat. Shake off excess.

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Add butter to large pot on medium to medium-high heat.

Add butter to large pot on medium to medium-high heat.

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Add chuck to pot, sauté on medium high heat until outsides are browned.

Add chuck to pot, sauté on medium high heat until outsides are browned.

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Reduce heat to medium. Add ground beef, pulling apart but not making it too granular or minced.

Reduce heat to medium. Add ground beef, pulling apart but not making it too granular or minced.

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Once all meat is lightly browned, move to the perimeter of the pot. Add onions, celery & garlic to the middle. Stir frequently.

Once all meat is lightly browned, move to the perimeter of the pot. Add onions, celery & garlic to the middle. Stir frequently.

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Add 2-3 diced peperoncini and 1/2 cup of the juice from jar.

Add 2-3 diced peperoncini and 1/2 cup of the juice from jar.

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Take a sip of your favorite stout...

Take a sip of your favorite stout...

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... and now pour 6 ounces into the pot. We gave our chili a heart of darkness.

... and now pour 6 ounces into the pot. We gave our chili a heart of darkness.

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Add stewed tomatoes and juice. I like to cut the larger ones in half.

Add stewed tomatoes and juice. I like to cut the larger ones in half.

13
Add V8.

Add V8.

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Add cayenne hot sauce.

Add cayenne hot sauce.

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Add 2 tbsp BBQ sauce

Add 2 tbsp BBQ sauce

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Add chili powder. I usually use hot chili powder, but ancho was what we had.

Add chili powder. I usually use hot chili powder, but ancho was what we had.

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Add chipotle and cayenne pepper to your liking, usually a pinch or two each.

Add chipotle and cayenne pepper to your liking, usually a pinch or two each.

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Add vinegar & ketchup.

Add vinegar & ketchup.

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Add 1 packet of onion soup mix.

Add 1 packet of onion soup mix.

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Add cumin, oregano, basil, thyme, salt & black pepper.

Add cumin, oregano, basil, thyme, salt & black pepper.

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Add 1 tsp beef bullion.

Add 1 tsp beef bullion.

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Add pinch of sugar.

Add pinch of sugar.

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Let simmer, stirring occasionally for 2-3 hours.

Let simmer, stirring occasionally for 2-3 hours.

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Divide into containers for storage in fridge and/or freezer.

Divide into containers for storage in fridge and/or freezer.

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Optional: serve over gemeli pasta...

Optional: serve over gemeli pasta...

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Optional: top w/ shredded cheese...

Optional: top w/ shredded cheese...

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Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes to melt & brown the cheese. Optional: serve w/ dollop of sour cream & chives.

Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes to melt & brown the cheese. Optional: serve w/ dollop of sour cream & chives.

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