Its the time of the for Pumpkin Spice Latte, but if your like me Id rather belly up to a hot bowl of chili. We have the best award winning Flaps cowboy chili, add a cold beer, friends and a fire and you have the perfect weeked.
The Ultimate Dutch Oven Cowboy Chili
This smoky cast iron Dutch Oven Chili recipe is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you prefer cooking on the grill, in the oven, or on the stovetop, this versatile recipe has got you covered. The combination of bacon, onions, bell peppers, and a variety of peppers creates a flavorful base, while the ground chuck and seasonings add depth. Simmered with beans, tomatoes, beef stock, and tomato sauce, this chili will leave you craving more. Let's dive into the mouth-watering details.
3 tbls chili powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp onion powder
2 tbls Griller SPG
1 tsp chipotle pepper
2 Cups tomato sauce
1 cup tomato paste
12 oz beer (dark adds more flavor)
1 cup chicken stock
1 can light kidney beans
2 cans dark kidney beans
2 tbls butter
2 Anaheim chilies
2 poblano chilies
1 red bell pepper
2 jalapeno peppers
1 yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
4 slices diced uncooked bacon
2lbs ground chuck
Dice onions, peppers and chilies and finely chop garlic then set aside in bowl
Mix all dry ingredients together in bowl, mixing well, Half the mixture evenly and set aside.
In Dutch oven brown chopped bacon in on medium heat, be sure not to burn. Once browned remove bacon leaving the grease (use as a snack while you continue the chili)
To the dutch oven add butter, onion, peppers and chilies cooking on medium heat stirring occasionally until they become soft and onions are translucent then add garlic and cook mixture for 5 minutes.
Add the ground chuck, sprinkle half the dry seasoning in and stir well. Cook until ground chuck is browned all the way through.
Remove meat mixture from pot and deglaze with beer, cook for 5 minutes (this will help loosing all the drippings and remove the alcohol flavor) then add chicken booth, tomato sauce, tomato paste and remaining seasoning. Stir well and let simmer for 10 minutes
Lastly add the meat mixture back to the pot. Add the beans and turn heat to simmer placing lid on pot. Let cook up to 1 hour or place in crockpot. Pro tip cook the day before and reheat on low and slow for even better flavor.
Serve the chili hot, garnished with the crispy bacon and your choice of toppings like sour cream, cilantro, diced tomatoes, chopped onions, or shredded cheddar cheese.
Pair this hearty chili with cornbread or saltine crackers for a complete meal.