Belcampo Chili con Carne – Belcampo Meat Co

Belcampo Chili con Carne

Ingredients

  • 2lb Ground Beef
  • ½ tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1-15 oz can Pinto Beans (optional)
  • 2c Onion, medium dice
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 10-16 oz Bone Broth (to desired thickness)
  • 1-28 oz can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1Tbl. plus 1 tsp. Oregano
  • ½ tsp. Cumin powder
  • 2 Tbl. Mild Chili Powder
  • 2 Tbl. Ancho Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp. Chipotle Powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Flake (optional)
  • Additional salt to taste

Tips

Optionally:

  • For a mild chili omit the Chipotle and red chili flakes
  • For a Texas style “Bowl of Red” omit the beans.
  • For a MEATIER chili use replace half or all of the ground beef with cubed chuck (cut about ¾” cubes, browned) and cook until tender.
  1. 1.Brown and salt the Ground Beef then remove from the pan. Hold to the side until after the blending.
  2. 2. In the rendered fat from the browning process sauté the onions and garlic to your desired doneness. Note: If there is not enough fat from the browned ground beef a tablespoon of tallow or lard works great! (or oil)
  3. 3. To a blender add in the cooked onions, cooked garlic, tomato and blend until smooth.
  4. 4. Pour the contents of the blender into a pot and add the browned ground beef, spices and the desired amount of bone broth, bring to a boil then turn down to a low simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. 5. Keep an eye on the thickness at this point during the long simmer and adjust with bone broth if needed.
  6. 6. Add in the beans and simmer for another 15 minutes. 
  7. 7. Taste and adjust salt and chili heat if necessary. You can always add in but you can’t take it out!

Tips

Optionally:

  • For a mild chili omit the Chipotle and red chili flakes
  • For a Texas style “Bowl of Red” omit the beans.
  • For a MEATIER chili use replace half or all of the ground beef with cubed chuck (cut about ¾” cubes, browned) and cook until tender.