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Smokey Short Ribs Chipotle Chili
Cooler weather is on the way and there is nothing like spicy hot chili on a cold winter night to warm us up, so let's get ready. Most people think of ground beef when they think of chili, but this will introduce you to chili with a superior flavor that will make you forget about ground beef chili. In all meat cooking there is nothing like the flavor that bone-in meat contributes more to the flavor.
2-4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 lbs Bone-In Beef or Bison Short Ribs
2 Large Purple Onions
8 Garlic Cloves
2 Poblano Peppers
2 Green, Red, or Yellow Peppers
1 Small Can Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce (7 ounces)
2 - 28 oz Cans of Whole Tomatoes (San Marzano tomatoes preferred)
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Salt
2 Bay Leaves
2 14 oz cans of Light Red Kidney Beans or Pinto Beans
Place olive oil and ribs in a Dutch Oven and brown the ribs well on all sides
Remove ribs from dutch oven
Rough chop onions in about 3/4” pieces and add to dutch oven
Smash and peel garlic cloves and add to dutch oven
Dice poblano and green peppers into 3/4” dice and add to dutch oven
Add can of chipotle chiles and adobo sauce (7 ounce can) to dutch oven
Saute, stirring often, all the above ingredients about 5 minutes
Place the 2 cans of tomatoes and juice in a bowl and squeeze tomatoes between your fingers to crush and then add to the dutch oven and stir
Add remaining ingredients (cumin, black pepper, salt, bay leaves)
Add ribs and juices back to the dutch oven
Place in a 275 degree oven for 5-6 hours or until the meat falls loose from the bones and remove the bones
Remove to stove top, rinse beans and add beans and heat to boiling then reduce heat to low
Skim excess fat from the top with a large spoon or ladle
- Serving Toppings (pick your favorites):
Cilantro, diced onions, grated sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, hot sauce of your choice, baked or fried yellow corn bread or crusty Italian bread.
Is there a better chili?
You will never want ground beef chili again. The bone-in flavor will win you over without a doubt. Enjoy!