A super satisfying hot bowl of chili is made even better with a touch of smoky heat from the chipotles and your own dried vegetables and jerky.
*Just Add Water*
Prep at Home
You’ll need the following ingredients:
1/2 oz Cajun Beef Jerky or Southwestern Ground Beef Jerky, broken into small pieces
1/4 cup dried cooked kidney or black beans
2 tbsp finely chopped dried tomatoes
1 tbsp dried red or green bell pepper pieces
2 tsp dried onion pieces
1/2 tsp crumbled dried oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
Pinch chipotle pepper powder
In a sealable plastic bag, combine beef, beans, tomatoes, red peppers, onions, oregano, chili powder, chipotle powder and salt. Seal and store at room temperature for up to 1 month.
You’ll need 1-1/4 cups water
1. In a saucepan, combine beef mixture and water. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.
2. Uncover and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring often, for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
Chipotle pepper powder is available at well-stocked spice or bulk food stores and some supermarkets. If you can’t find it, you can grind a dry chipotle pepper in a spice grinder.
· Replace 1/4 cup of the water with beer.
· Sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese or dollop with sour cream to serve.