How to Make My Version of a Rad Chili

I can never say NO to a good chili. I often make it although I usually vary it: With or without beans, liquid smoke, dark chocolate, beer etc. Serve the chili with for example my Physalis salsa.

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How to Make My Version of a Rad Chili Recipe
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Cut the rib in smaller pieces..

Cut the rib in smaller pieces..

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..like so.

..like so.

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Brown the rib and set aside (keep warm).

Brown the rib and set aside (keep warm).

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While the meat is browned chop onions, garlic and chili.

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In another pot soften the onion and garlic for a minute or so and then add the chili.

In another pot soften the onion and garlic for a minute or so and then add the chili.

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Add the cumin..

Add the cumin..

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..and stir.

..and stir.

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Then add the ancho chili pepper, the cinnamon and the oregano....

Then add the ancho chili pepper, the cinnamon and the oregano....

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..as well as the tomato paste.

..as well as the tomato paste.

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Add the browned rib.

Add the browned rib.

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See to that the tomato/onion paste is well mixed with the meat.

See to that the tomato/onion paste is well mixed with the meat.

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Then add the canned tomatoes..

Then add the canned tomatoes..

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..and the Carneige port; at this stage about 300 ml was added.

..and the Carneige port; at this stage about 300 ml was added.

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Stir well. Then add chili sauce, chipotle paste and salt.

Stir well. Then add chili sauce, chipotle paste and salt.

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Here I added the oregano since I forgot it earlier (but you're supposed to add it with the other dried herbs).

Here I added the oregano since I forgot it earlier (but you're supposed to add it with the other dried herbs).

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Put on the lid and cook for about 3 hours.

Put on the lid and cook for about 3 hours.

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This is what the chili looked like after 1 hour. At this stage we added the ketchup and some raw sugar since we wanted it a bit sweeter.

This is what the chili looked like after 1 hour. At this stage we added the ketchup and some raw sugar since we wanted it a bit sweeter.

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After about 2 hours. Here we added the rest of the port.

After about 2 hours. Here we added the rest of the port.

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When you have cooked the chili for about 2 1/2 hours prepare the bacon.

When you have cooked the chili for about 2 1/2 hours prepare the bacon.

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Let it rest on a kitchen towel before adding it to the chili.

Let it rest on a kitchen towel before adding it to the chili.

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Like so.

Like so.

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If you wish to add (pre-boiled) beans now is the time to add them, when the chili is ready. Boiling pre-cooked beans only makes them mushy.

If you wish to add (pre-boiled) beans now is the time to add them, when the chili is ready. Boiling pre-cooked beans only makes them mushy.

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Gently stir in the beans; I used big white beans but you could also use black-eye beans or kidney beans.

Gently stir in the beans; I used big white beans but you could also use black-eye beans or kidney beans.

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Before serving squeeze some fresh lime juice into the chili. Serve the chili with tortilla chips and a nice salsa, for example my Physalis salsa.

Before serving squeeze some fresh lime juice into the chili. Serve the chili with tortilla chips and a nice salsa, for example my Physalis salsa.

Ingredients

kilograms Rib 
3 Onions 
5 Garlic cloves 
75 Milliliters Tomato paste 
800 Grams Canned tomatoes 
500 Milliliters Carnegie porter or Ale 
2 Tablespoons Cumin 
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 
2 Teaspoons Oregano 
2 Dried ancho chile peppers or ancho chile powder 
1 Red chili pepper 
3 Tablespoons Chipotle paste 
50 Milliliters Chili sauce 
2 Tablespoons Ketchup 
280 Grams Bacon 
400 Grams (Ready cooked) Beans 
Lime juice 
Salt 
Black pepper 
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