Monday, March 22, 2010

Bourbon/ Filet Mignon Chili:

This recipe is from ChiliCheesefries. net, he has ton's of yummy, spicy recipes on his blog!


1 stick butter, halved
1 lb ground sirloin
1 lb filet mignon, diced small
1 cup diced onion
1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and minced
1/2 Kentucky bourbon (Markers Mark® works best)
4 tablespoons masa flour (sub all purpose)
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tomatoes, minced
4 cups beef stock (plus 1 teaspoons beef base or dissolved beef bullion cube added)
1 cup cooked red kidney beans
1/2 cup chili powder
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese

Melt 1/2 of the butter in a large pot over medium high heat. Brown the ground sirloin and filet. Remove the meat and drain off all but 1/4 cup of the remaining fat and add the jalapeno and onion. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes to soften. Add the meat back to the pot and pour in the bourbon whiskey and raise the heat to high and cooked for 2 minutes.

Next add the masa and stir constantly for 1 minute. Quickly add the tomatoes, tomato paste and stock and stir. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the beans, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and brown sugar. Simmer the chili for 30 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally. Finally, stir in the remaining butter and the shredded cheddar cheese. Top with more cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
Serves 8 – 10