Chili with Bacon and Black Beans

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bacon chilli

I don’t know why; but it never accrued to me to include bacon in a Chile recipe. When I saw this Chili with Bacon and Black Beans recipe, a light came on; I thought nice, give it a try. It is a simple recipe, but there is quite a bit of prep and cooking time. The recipe the way it is, is a little on the hot side, but I think it’s mostly me, because I don’t like a lot of heat. My wife said it was just right, so add the hot peppers to taste. I think you could very easily turn this into a slow cooker recipe, instead of using a Dutch oven, use the slow cooker. I am sure the longer it cooks the better. The Bacon and Black beans are a nice touch, so the next time you want some hot chili on a cold night, give this Chili with Bacon and Black Beans recipe a try. Enjoy

 

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Chili with Bacon and Black Beans
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions, chopped fine (about 2 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato puree
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 limes cut into wedges
  • 8 oz package of shredded Cheddar Cheese
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon in large fry pan on medium heat, stirring frequently, until browned.
  2. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat.
  3. Add onions, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, pepper flakes, oregano, and cayenne; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.
  4. Increase heat to medium and add the beef; cook, breaking up pieces until browned.
  5. In a large pot, or Dutch oven, pour in the diced tomatoes, Tomato puree and black beans and salt to taste.
  6. Bring the chili mixture to a boil, and then reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  7. If chili gets too thick and starts to stick-add some water.
  8. Serve with lime wedges on the side to garish, and top with cheddar cheese. (Optional)

 

Chili with Bacon and Black Beans

Grilled Brats and Beer Recipe

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Grilled Brats and Beer Recipe
With the 4th July coming up this Brats and Beer Recipe will be a big hit. This is so tender you wont believe it. This recipe is very simple and one of the great things about it is you can prepare it in advance. Throw it on the grill when you’re ready to party-they will cook fast. Serve with a cold salad and enjoy.
 
Grilled Brats and Beer Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 (12 ounce) can lager beer
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 10 whole black peppercorns
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 garlic cloves (optional)
  • 6 Brat buns
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Instructions
  1. Put the brats, onions, peppercorns, cloves, garlic in a saucepan, pour in the beer.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer the brats 15 minutes.
  3. Drain (you can do this early in the day and have them on standby for grilling)
  4. Grill till golden brown
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