Beef and pork sirloin rubbed with many seasonings, marinated, then simmered with tomato, onion, garlic, salsa and the right bite of jalapeno chile peppers. Come on, ice cream! The best chili I have ever tasted. My cousin Chuck's recipe. The secret is in t
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- MEAT SEASONING
- 2 teaspoons ground sage
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 3 pounds beef sirloin
- 3 pounds pork sirloin
- 2 (14.5 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
- 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon bacon grease
- fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
- 3 onions, chopped
- 7 cloves garlic, crushed
- salt to taste
- 2 scoops ice cream, any flavor
To Marinate: The day before preparing the chili, in a large bowl mix together the sage, thyme, basil, marjoram, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Cut beef and pork into 1/2 inch cubes and add to bowl. Mix meat and seasoning together, cover bowl and refrigerate overnight.
To Make Chili: Begin to heat tomatoes, tomato sauce, salsa and 2 teaspoons chili powder in a large pot over medium low heat. Meanwhile, heat bacon grease in a large skillet over medium heat. Add jalapeno peppers and saute until soft, 1 to 2 minutes, then add them to large pot.
In same skillet fry beef and pork with onion and garlic, in small batches, about 15 to 20 minutes each. As each batch is done add to large pot.
When all ingredients are in the large pot, season with salt to taste. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for about 3 hours.
After eating chili, eat ice cream and say "Come on, ice cream!"