Chili - Double-Post Thursday

Besides being Diabetic Thursday, it's also Double-Post Thursday. Today's double post deals with chili.

While many people think chili is only for cold weather, there's no reason you can't enjoy it year 'round. Check out the Summer Vegetable Chili, Adam Richman's Flavor Bomb Steak Chili, or any of the other yummy chili recipes in today's post. Enjoy!

ADAM RICHMAN'S CHICKEN CHILE VERDE

This comes from Adam Richman on Today's website. Adam wrote, "I think most people are used to the traditional brick red spicy, smoky chili that we all know and love. But in New Mexico, I was introduced to this delicious variation on the theme. The color is bright, it's still rich but oddly refreshing due to all the greens used in it.

"Technique tip: You can freeze homemade salsa for weeks and use for other dishes throughout the month.

"Swap option: Green tomatoes can be used in the place of tomatillos. A 2-pound pork picnic roast can be used instead of chicken."

Prep Time: 60; Cook time: 60 minutes; Servings: 8-10

To view this online, go to https://www.today.com/recipes/adam-richman-s-chicken-chile-verde-recipe-t172164.

Ingredients

Salsa Verde

1 pound tomatillos, peeled

1 large white onion, peeled and quartered

4 cloves garlic, peeled

3 to 4 jalapeños

Olive oil

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chicken Chili

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Garlic powder

Four 15-ounce cans white beans, rinsed and drained

8 cups chicken broth

2 cups salsa verde (recipe above)

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 yellow onion, diced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

To serve

1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt

1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

1 avocado, sliced

Lime wedges

Preparation

For the salsa verde:

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Toss the tomatillos, onion, garlic cloves and jalapeños with a drizzle of olive oil and spread out evenly on rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes turning at the halfway mark.

Carefully remove veggies from baking sheet and blend in blender or food processor, making sure you still leave some texture to the mixture.

Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil over high heat in saucepan. When oil begins to ripple, add blended vegetables and stir.

Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for about 15-20 minutes then pour mixture back in blender, add cilantro and blend again.

Salsa can be used immediately, or kept in fridge for roughly three days.

For the chicken chili:

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and garlic powder.

Place chicken in a slow-cooker on low for 6-8 hours.

Take the chicken out, shred and cut into bite size pieces. Place back into the slow cooker with the juices.

Add the beans, chicken broth, salsa verde and spices. Place lid on the slow cooker and turn heat up to high.

In a skillet, place the diced onion with the olive oil, sprinkle with salt and cook until softened and translucent. Add the onions to the slow cooker and let simmer for 1 hour.

Add the chopped cilantro right before serving. Ladle into bowls and garnish with sour cream, Jack cheese, avocado and lime.

ADAM RICHMAN'S FLAVOR BOMB STEAK CHILI

This also comes from Adam Richman on Today's website. Adam wrote, "My local bar in Brooklyn, New York hosts a chili cook-off every Super Bowl. One year, a guy brought in chili with chunks of steak in it instead of the traditional ground beef. Even though his chili didn't win, the texture alone, even the novelty of having huge chunks of steak in it, made his stand out. Plus, with the sweetness and richness of the flavors created by the combination of cocoa, oyster sauce, coffee and the umami bomb that is Maggi seasoning, this chili will be one that people will remember for a long time.

Technique tip: if you see her any meat with very savory seasonings, make sure to deglaze the bottom of the pan with stock, alcohol or some kind of liquid to create a depth of flavor. For a slightly thicker chili, you can stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of corn flour.

Swap option: You can use serrano chilies instead of jalapeños or a combination of both. You can also add 5-8 drops of liquid smoke."

Prep Time: 30 minutes; Cook Time: 2 hours; Servings: 6 - 8

To view this online, go to https://www.today.com/recipes/adam-richman-s-flavor-bomb-steak-chili-recipe-t172165.

Ingredients

Extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 pounds of beef for stew, cut into roughly 1-inch chunks

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 large white onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, roughly smashed and chopped

3 jalapeños, two of them chopped and seeded, one of them only chopped, retaining seeds for extra heat

2 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 tablespoon dried onion flakes

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

3 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce

5 tablespoons tomato paste

Two 32-ounce containers beef stock

Two 15-ounce cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed with cool water

One 10-ounce can chopped tomatoes

2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1 cup strong black coffee

To serve

Shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Crumbled cornbread

Sliced jalapeños

Sour cream or Greek yogurt

Preparation

Preheat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat with 2-3 tablespoons of oil.

Liberally season the steak with salt and pepper. Working in batches, sear the cubes of meat completely on all sides. Use tongs to place meat and don't overcrowd pan. When they are browned, remove meat from Dutch oven using tongs and let it rest on a towel-lined plate.

Add a little bit more oil to the Dutch oven, and then add the onion, garlic and jalapeños.

When the onion begins to soften add all the spices. Stir thoroughly. After about 1-2 minutes, add the oyster sauce and the tomato paste. Stir thoroughly.

After cooking for roughly 2 minutes, add all the beef stock and stir, making sure you scrape all of the caramelized bits of oyster sauce, spices and tomato paste off the bottom of the pan.

Then add the beans, tomatoes, cocoa, coffee and reserved beef. Stir to combine thoroughly and reduce heat to low bringing the mixture to a simmer. Cover, and cook for two hours or until desired consistency is achieved.

Serve hot with the garnishes of your choice.

STEAK, ROASTED TOMATO AND BEAN CHILI

Recipe Yield: Makes 8 servings.

Source: TBC

Recipe and photo appears courtesy of Cattlemen's Beef Promotion Board.

View online at https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/steak-roasted-tomato-and-bean-chili.

Ingredients

3 pounds Shoulder Steaks, cut 3/4-inch thick

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

2-1/2 cups no-salt added roasted tomato salsa

1/4 cup chili powder

2 tsp ground cumin

2 cans (15 ounces each) no-salt added black beans, rinsed, drained

Optional Toppings/Additions

Guacamole, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped purple onion, chopped tomato, shredded cheese

Directions

Cut beef steaks into 3/4-inch pieces.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown beef in three batches. Set aside.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, bell pepper and onion to same stockpot. Cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Return beef and accumulated juices to stockpot.

Add salsa, chili powder and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.

Stir in beans; cook, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until beans are heated through, stirring occasionally.

Serve chili in bowls. Garnish with Toppings, as desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 289; Fat: 10 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Fiber: 6 g; Sodium: 264 mg; Cholesterol: 78 mg; Protein: 32 g; Carbohydrates: 23 g

FIREHOUSE CHILI GUMBO

This comes from Sam Sifton in The New York Times cooking e-newsletter. It begins, “This recipe is adapted from the one that a Louisiana firefighter named Jeremy Chauvin entered into a national cook-off run by Hormel Foods in 2017, and that took home the prize for America’s Best Firehouse Chili. It is not really a chili in the Texas sense of the word. There is a roux at its base — it’s more like a chili gumbo, a bayou take on the original red. Serve with grated cheese and corn chips. Chauvin told me he was moved to enter the chili contest as a way to honor his brother Spencer, also a firefighter, who was killed in the line of duty in 2016. ‘I just want people to remember his sacrifice,’ he said.”

Yield: Serves 8 to 10; Time: 2 hours

This was featured in “This Is the Best Firehouse Chili” and can be viewed online here.

Ingredients

For the Chili:

2 tablespoons neutral oil, like canola or grapeseed

3 pounds ground beef, ideally coarse-ground

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground white pepper

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste

2 tablespoons chile powder

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

3 tablespoons steak sauce

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes

For the Gumbo:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced

2 medium shallots, peeled and diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 yellow bell pepper, diced

3 ribs celery, trimmed and diced

3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

2 6-ounce cans tomato paste

2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce

1 to 2 cups tomato juice

1 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon apple-cider vinegar, or to taste

2 tablespoons hot sauce, or to taste

Preparation

Make the chili. Heat the oil in a large skillet or heavy-bottomed pot set over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook the beef, stirring often, until it has begun to brown at the edges. Using a slotted spoon, transfer browned meat to a bowl.

Pour off excess fat, turn heat down to medium and return the browned beef to the skillet or pot. Add salt, peppers, chile powder, turmeric, oregano and cumin, and stir to combine. Add steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce and diced tomatoes, and stir again. Cover the skillet or pot, and cook, stirring a few times, for 15 minutes or so.

Make the gumbo. Place a large pot with a heavy bottom over medium heat, and put the butter and oil into it. When the butter is melted and foaming, sprinkle the flour into the pan, and whisk to combine. Continue whisking until the mixture is golden brown, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Add the onion, shallots, bell peppers, celery and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables have started to soften, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Make the chili gumbo. Add the beef mixture to the pot with the vegetables along with the tomato paste, tomato sauce, tomato juice and ketchup, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 45 minutes, then add apple-cider vinegar and hot sauce to taste. Take the pot off the heat, and serve, or allow to cool and refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to cure. Heat before serving.

CHILI CARNIVALE

Recipe Yield: Makes 8 servings

Source: TBC

Recipe and photo appears courtesy of Cattlemen's Beef Promotion Board.

View this online at https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/chili-carnivale.

Ingredients

2 pounds Ground Beef (95% lean)

1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies

1 can (14 to 14-1/2 ounces) regular or reduced-sodium beef broth

1 bottle (12 ounces) regular or light beer

1 medium yellow onion, diced

2 medium green, red, yellow or orange bell peppers, diced

1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

1/3 cup chili powder

1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed, drained

Lime wedges and baked tortillas chips (optional)

Toppings:

Sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced green onions, sliced serranos or jalapenos, chopped onion

Directions

Heat stockpot over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings.

Add tomatoes, beef broth, beer, onions, bell peppers, tomato paste, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, cumin and oregano to stockpot, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in black beans and continue to simmer 15 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

Season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Garnish with Toppings, as desired. Serve with lime wedges and baked tortilla chips, if desired.

Note: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 318; Fat: 7 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Fiber: 7.5 g; Sodium: 955 mg; Cholesterol: 76 mg; Protein: 32 g; Carbohydrates: 28 g

SUMMER VEGETABLE CHILI

This is from the Food Network.

Prep Time: 14 minutes; Cook Time: 26 minutes; Total Time: 40 minutes; Yield: 4 servings; Level: Easy

To view this online, go to https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/summer-vegetable-chili-recipe-2112338.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 medium red onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 poblano chile pepper, seeded and diced

2 portobello mushrooms, stemmed and chopped

2 cups frozen corn (preferably fire-roasted), thawed

2 14-ounce cans no-salt-added pinto beans

1 14-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and/or torn fresh cilantro, for topping (optional)

8 corn tortillas, warmed

Directions

Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add all but a few tablespoons of the chopped red onion. Stir in the garlic, chili powder and cumin and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the poblano, mushrooms and corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 3 more minutes. Add the beans, tomatoes, 1 1/2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then stir and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and the chili is thick, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide the chili among bowls. Top with the cheese, sour cream and/or cilantro; sprinkle with the reserved red onion. Serve with the tortillas.