Numero Uno Chili Recipe

Numero Uno Chili Recipe


1/4 c of olive oil
2 pcs of onions (yellow, large); chopped
2 lbs of beef (ground coarsely)
Meat (shoulder, chuck, or shank)
2 lbs of pork (ground coarsely)
1/3 c of chili powder (mild, unseasoned)
3 Tbsps of cumin (ground)
3 Tbsps of oregano (dried)
3 Tbsps of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
2 Tbsps of cinnamon (ground)
1-1/2 tsps of cayenne pepper
4 c of juice (tomato)
3 c of stock (beef or canned broth)
8 pcs of garlic cloves (medium); peeled then chopped finely
2 Tbsps of cornmeal (yellow)
32 oz of beans (kidney, dark red); drained then rinsed


Heat oil on a skillet above moderate heat. Add the onions; cook till tender, stirring frequently, at about twenty mins. Combine ground pork and ground beef inside a (Dutch) oven above moderate heat. Season 2 tablespoons of salt; cook till meat is browned and crumbled, at about twenty mins, stir frequently.

Add chili, cumin, cocoa, oregano, cayenne, and cinnamon; cook for 5 mins, stir frequently. Add stock and juice; let it boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat then let it simmer for one hour, uncovered.

Taste and adjust the seasonings as preferred. Add the garlic; stir thoroughly then add cornmeal, if desired, to make it thicker. Add beans; simmer for another five mins.

Numero Uno Chili Recipe

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