Brendan Walsh's Ten-Chile Chili Recipe

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Brendan Walsh's Ten-Chile Chili
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  1. Assemble the mise en place for this recipe. (Assemble your ingredients).
  2. You will need a large Dutch oven.
  3. In a large Dutch oven, cook the bacon, stirring frequently, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until fat is rendered. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon and drain on paper towels. Drain off all but 2 to 3 tablespoons of bacon fat.
  4. Add a quarter of the beef to the pot and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the meat and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining meat, cooking in batches.
  5. When all the meat has been browned, add the onions to the pot. Lower the heat and cook, stirring frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until caramelized. Add the celery and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender.
  6. Return the meat to the pot. Stir in the chopped dried chiles, chiles pequin, chile powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, cayenne, and bay leaves. Add the tomatoes, stock, and tequila and stir to blend. Stir in the minced chiles, chipotle chiles, ham hock, rosemary, sage, and oregano. Raise the heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, partially covered, for 6 hours, stirring occasionally, or until the chili is thick and the flavors are intensely blended. Taste and add salt, if necessary.
  7. To prepare the garnish, about 20 minutes before the chili is ready, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the julienned bell peppers and chiles and saute for 4 to 5 minutes, or ;until just softened. Remove from the heat, cover to keep warm, and set aside.
  8. To serve, remove the ham hock, bay leaves, and herb sprigs from the chili. Serve the chili in bowls, topped with a spoonful of julienned peppers.
  9. Serve Cilantro Rice Cilantro Rice on the side, if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 629.39 Kcal (2635 kJ)
Calories from fat 315.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.06g 54%
Cholesterol 122.28mg 41%
Sodium 888.73mg 37%
Potassium 1065.26mg 23%
Total Carbs 27.11g 9%
Sugars 6.57g 26%
Dietary Fiber 8.15g 33%
Protein 57.66g 115%
Vitamin C 12.5mg 21%
Vitamin A 7mg 234%
Iron 8.2mg 45%
Calcium 68.9mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 147.43 Kcal (617 kJ)
Calories from fat 73.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.21g 54%
Cholesterol 28.64mg 41%
Sodium 208.18mg 37%
Potassium 249.53mg 23%
Total Carbs 6.35g 9%
Sugars 1.54g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1.91g 33%
Protein 13.51g 115%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 21%
Vitamin A 1.6mg 234%
Iron 1.9mg 45%
Calcium 16.1mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.7
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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