Blue-ribbon chili (dottie's winner)

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
5½ pounds Trimmed beef brisket, cut
\N \N Into 3/4-inch cubes
\N \N Salt/freshly ground pepper
6 \N Garlic cloves; minced
4 milligrams Jalapenos; finely chopped
\N \N (or more if you prefer extra
\N \N Hot)
2 mediums Onion; finely chopped
½ cup Commercial chili powder (see
\N \N Note)
3 tablespoons Pure red mild chile powder
\N \N *such as dark New Mexico
1½ teaspoon Ground coriander
12 ounces Can beer
6 cups Beef stock or canned broth
\N \N Or water
42 ounces Canned Italian peeled
\N \N Tomatoes; coarsely chopped
\N \N With their liquid
1½ teaspoon Oregano; crumbled
½ pounds Coarsely ground beef chuck
2 \N Scallions; white and tender
\N \N Green portions; thinly
\N \N Sliced (optional)
\N \N *Available at specialty food
\N \N Stores and Latin American
\N \N Markets


1. In a small dry skillet, toast the cumin seeds over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Grind the cumin in a spice mill or a mortar. 2. Heat a large enameled cast-iron casserole. Season the brisket with salt and pepper. Working in batches, add the meat to the casserole and cook over moderately high heat until well-browned all over, about 8 minutes. Transfer each batch to a large plate. 3. Add the garlic, jalapenos and onions to the casserole and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the commercial chili powder and pure red chile powder, coriander and half of the ground cumin and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. 4. Return the cooked brisket to the casserole and add the beef stock, beer, tomatoes and their liquid, and the oregano. Bring to a boil over moderately high heat, then lower the heat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 3 hours.

Stir in the ground chuck, season with salt and cook until the brisket is very tender and the sauce is thickened, about 1 hour longer. Stir in the remaining cumin and simmer for 15 minutes. Garnish with the scallions and serve. Note: Rathern than the commercial chili, you can use Reno Red Chili Mix, available by mail order from Stewart's Chili Company, P. O. Box 574, San Carlos, CA 94070 DOTTIE, in =============== Reply 77 of Note 1 ================= Board: FOOD BB Topic: FOOD SOFTWARE Subject: Z-MM CHILI TIME 3 99 To: BGMB90B ELAINE RADIS Date: 10/30 From: BGMB90B ELAINE RADIS Time: 3:00 PM

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