Tuesday, February 03, 2015


yields 10 servings

1 lb. bacon, chopped
2 lbs. ground beef
1 large red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
56 oz. canned fire-roasted tomatoes
15 oz. canned red kidney beans, rinsed (optional)

sour cream
cheddar cheese
diced red onions
hot sauce 

In a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottom pot, render the bacon over medium heat until crispy (about 5-7 minutes). Remove bacon and reserve for garnish. With the bacon drippings in the pot, add the beef and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until dark brown and crispy (about 10 minutes). Push the meat to the side and toss in the onions, jalapenos, and garlic. Sprinkle in the seasonings and stir to coat. Cook for 2 minutes until softened then stir into the meat. Pour in the tomatoes and adjust seasoning to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until mostly thickened. Stir in the beans to warm. Serve with your choice of garnish and reserved crispy bacon.

bacon recipe source: Clinton Kelly, The Chew, ABC

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