Monday, April 11, 2011
Dutch Oven Chili
After my last blog entry on cast iron I went ahead and bought the 5-qt dutch oven. I told my hubby about the deal on Amazon and he said, “Go for it!”. So I did :). It arrived last week and over the weekend I took it for a test drive. I made a pot of chili with it and I have to say I LOVE this pot!!
Here is the chili recipe I used:
Dutch Oven Chili
2 to 3 T olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped peppers (these can be green or red or yellow peppers or a combo of any of them)
1 cup chopped celery
1 lb hamburger
2 14oz cans diced tomatoes
5 cups cooked red beans – Reserve a couple cups bean broth from cooking the beans
2T chili powder
1T hot pepper sauce (such as the brand Tabasco)
1T minced garlic
Heat a 5 qt dutch oven over medium high heat. When it is hot, add the oil and let it heat up a bit. Add the onions, peppers and celery. Stir this around and cook it for a few minutes. Add the hamburger meat. Cook it all until the meat is no longer pink and veggies are soft.
Add the diced tomatoes, beans and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover with lid. Let this simmer on low for about 2 hours.
Serve with cornbread and a green salad.
Here it is in pictures..
After you preheat the pot and add the oil add your veggies and stir them around to get a head start on cooking before adding the meat..
Now add the hamburger and let this cook until the meat is no longer pink and the veggies are well cooked..
Add the remaining ingredients. Add extra bean broth to give you the consistency you desire..
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 2 hours. When you are done you will have some awesome tasting chili…
Enjoy your meal!
If you are interested in this 5qt cast iron dutch oven, it is still on sale over at amazon.com. You will also get free shipping which is a great deal when consider the weight of cast iron!