Mama D's Chili

Mama D's Chili

2 28 oz cans Pastene "Kitchen Ready" tomatoes
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 16 oz can baked beans
1 Chipotle chile, pureed w little Tomato puree in food processor
1 Bottle Beer
2 large white onions, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
2 1/2 lbs ground sirloin
1 lb spicy italian sausage, casing removed
½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ c lime juice
1 tbsp cumin
3 tbsp chili powder
½ tbsp coriander
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
¼ c olive oil

In a large stock pot, sauté onions and green pepper in olive oil until softened, 5-6 minutes. Add hamburger and sausage (loose) and brown. Add Pastene tomatoes, Outta the Park BBQ Sauce, tomato paste and beer. Stir gently until combined. Add pureed chipotle chile, lime juice and baked beans. In a separate dish, combine all spices and sugar. Add to chili, mixing gently. Add chopped cilantro. Simmer over low heat for 1-3 hours.

Top with chopped scallions, grated cheese, & sour cream before serving.

Serve with warm corn bread & butter.

Serves 8.

Thanks to JB, Hartford, CT