This week's Saturday's Chili is Smoky Chipotle Chili. Just the name, Smoky Chipotle Chili, makes a true Chili Lover's mouth start to water! This one uses boneless beef chuck pot roast along with tomatoes, green peppers, onions, adobo sauce from chipotle peppers, and beer. The aroma of this one as it simmers has to be incredible! You can find this recipe on the CooksRecipes website along with a fantastic selection of recipes of all cuisines and tastes. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html
Smoky Chipotle Chili
Excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and vitamin B6.
2 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck pot roast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions, undrained
1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
2 tablespoons adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 (15-ounce) can black, kidney or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons masa harina*
Sour cream for accompaniment (optional)
1 - Cut beef pot roast into 1/2-inch pieces. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot; brown beef in batches and remove from stockpot. Season with salt.
2 - Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same stockpot over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add beef, tomatoes, beer, adobo sauce and chipotle peppers; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
3 - Stir in beans and masa harina*; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Serve with sour cream, as desired.
Makes 6 servings.
*3 tablespoons all-purpose flour mixed with 1/2 cup water can be substituted for masa harina.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 24 calories; 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 75 mg cholesterol; 887 mg sodium; 18 g carbohydrate; 3.9 g fiber; 32 g protein; 9.1 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 3.2 mcg vitamin B12; 5.1 mg iron; 32.6 mcg selenium; 6.9 mg zinc; 0.7 mg choline.