Friday, December 30, 2011

Chili Recipe: Sweet N Sassy Tongue Slappin' Style

Big Fat Daddys Chili

I never thought all of this yummy stuff could go into one pot and taste so darn good, until the wife whipped it up one day and now I'm hooked.  The final result is a sweet tastin' chili that has a tongue slappin' burn and a bit healthier for you with all the veggies and lean meats!  This recipe will yield you about 5 quarts which depending on the portion should give you about 15 servings. This is great for a family of four or for the man-cave on FOOTBALL DAY!

Big Fat Daddy's Chili Recipe
You can eat this straight or with nachos, it's delicious.
If you have the ingredients you need this should only take you about 30-45 minutes prep time.  So let's get started.

2 lbs Ground Lean Angus
1 lb 90/10 Lean Ground Turkey
3 Fresh Carrots, medium to Large (we prefer organic)
1/2 Medium Sized Yellow Onion
5 Average Size Yellow and Red Banana Peppers
4 to 5 Stalks of Celery
32 oz Can of Dark Red Kidney Beans
16 oz Can of Sweet Corn
32 oz Stewed Tomatos
3/4 c of Big Fat Daddy's BBQ Sauce (*Or Yours, make it a sweet n smoky hickory...)
1/2 c Light Brown Sugar
2 1/2 c water
(Shredded Cheddar for topping is optional)


Big Fat Daddys Ingredients
My wife loves Todd's Original Dirt Rub.
 2 1/2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
Several Shakes of Todd's Dirt (original)
1/2 Teaspoon Dill
1 Teaspoon Coarse Ground Black Pepper

Step One:
Cook the ground turkey in a skillet on low heat adding 1/2 tablespoon of Chili Powder.   On the burner next door, use a stock pot (6 quart minimum) cook the Ground Angus adding 2 tablespoons of Chili Powder on medium heat.  While these are cooking, stir occassionally and start chopping and dicing vegetables...

Step Two:

Cut Veggies Big Fat Daddy's
Carrot Photo Courtesy of:  Happy Food Funny Farm

We dice our carrots and onions as small as we can get 'em.  Cut your peppers into rings and celery into regular slices like the above photo.  Your meats should be pretty much done at this point, unless you are a really quick dicer.

Step Three:
Prepare a large Mixing Bowl with 3 paper towels folded in the bottom. Remove the ground turkey and beef out with a slotted spoon to drain any excess grease, placing it together in the mixing bowl.

Big Fat Daddy's Ground Turkey
The paper towels will absorb any extra grease or fatty juices.  You shouldn't have much if you bought lean! (Since the beef and turkey are both fully cooked you may combine them.)  You will no longer need the skillet. Discard the excess grease leftover in the stock pot--we wipe it out with another paper towel.   We need the stock pot now...

Step Four:
In the stock pot combine your diced vegetables (carrots, onions, banana peppers and celery) and sprinkly the dill on top. Add two cups of water and simmer on medium until the carrots seems somewhat tender.  When they are, you should not have much water left at all.

Step Five:
It's show time.  Dump your remaining ingredients in the pot, turning the flame up a bit, from a medium flame to medium-high flame.  Add the kidney beans (juice and all),  stewed tomatoes (we like to squish 'em a bit), corn (juice and all), brown sugar, bbq sauce, Todd's Dirt, Red Pepper and Black Pepper.  Dump your cooked meat in being careful not to dump your paper towels in! Cover but stir occasionally until bubbling simmer occurs for at least 6 minutes straight.   When it does, you are set to eat this sweet but hot heavenly treat!

Big Fat Daddy's Chili Free Recipe
Eat this vegetable laden chili in bowl by itself or with Nacho's....

Additional Tips:

We prefer our Rachael Ray Stock Pot, with non-stick Teflon. We use the 6qt with rubber handles and glass lid and it comes out perfect every time.

rachael ray cookware
We love this stuff.
If you don't have Todd's (Original) Dirt, you can substitute a mix of Italian Seasonings, a pinch of Garlic and Sea Salts but trust us, nothing tastes as good as Dirt in this recipe and no one can duplicate the Dirt Man! 

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