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Devil’s Breath Chili

This is my championship chili recipe, and the inspiration for the Original Hot Sauce. Please note it does NOT contain beans. Beans are a side dish and don’t belong in real chili. If you add beans, please don’t tell me about it  🙂

3 pounds lean chuck, first grind, (or chili grind)
1 pound pork, first grind
2 medium onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 fresh anaheim chilis, roasted & chopped
1 fresh poblano chilis, roasted & chopped
4 TBL ground cumin
1 tsp allspice
2 TBL blackstrap molassas
12 oz bottle of Corona beer
4 oz (2 shots) tequila (option 2, use Jack Daniels)
1 TBL Devil’s Breath Original Hot Sauce (or to taste, but fair warning, you’ll pay later for overdoing it)  🙂
2 large can, {28 oz} stewed tomatos, chopped, undrained
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 6 oz can tomato paste
3-4 TBL masa harina

For the meat, I like to use roast and course grind it myself in the food processor, or have your butcher grind it for you. First grind is a course grind that is perfect for chili. You can use burger, but it HAS to be lean. If you are not sure, add just the hot sauce in small quantities until you get it where you like it. The peppers used in the hot sauce are the same as used in the original recipe, so it is the perfect seasoning for my chili. You can get roasted chiles canned at the store, but I strongly reccomend you don’t. They have nothing close to the flavor you get with fresh roasted. Wash your peppers and dry, then place on a grate over an open fire, turning to blacken and blister the skin all around. Run the peppers under cold water and the skins should peel off easily. Remove core and seeds and dice.(this step is well worth the effort)

In cast iron dutch oven, suate’ onions, garlic, and peppers over medium heat in 4 TBL bacon grease until onions are just crisp tender. Add meat and cook until browned. Add the beer first, SLOWLY, then add all the other ingredients, stirring after adding each. Stir frequently until bubbling. Reduce to simmer and let cook 1 hour.

One more note:
You can NOT substitute syrup for molassas.  It HAS to be blackstrap molassas.