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Snake Bite Chili


  • Author: Debbie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 300 minutes
  • Total Time: 315 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Homemade high protein and easy!


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Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried mixed beans (pinto, red, black (use your favs) rinsed and picked over, and soaked.)
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lean ground beef rough ground
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes (diced canned are fine; don’t bother to drain)
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 or 2 fresh or dried hot chilies (seeded and minced (wear gloves)(optional))
  • 1 bottle amber beer

Instructions

  1. Drain soaked beans and rinse again
  2. Add 6 cups water and 1/8 tsp baking soda to beans in large crock-pot.
  3. Cook on high 4 hours or until soft.
  4. Meanwhile brown ground beef in olive oil and drain well.
  5. To the meat now add onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano leaves.
  6. Add meat mixture to cooked beans (don’t drain off the water from the beans).
  7. Stir in tomatoes and Rotel.
  8. Add Dried Chiles and stir well.
  9. Pour in beer and stir again well. (all the alcohol cooks out so its family friendly)
  10. Reduce heat on crock pot to low and allow to cook until beans are at desired softness and mixture has thickened slightly.
  11. Sprinkle on Cinnamon and stir well.
  12. Garnish with your favorite cheddar, sourcream, guacamole or crispy tortilla strips.

Notes

If cooking for the family, optionally use Rotel mild and omit the chili peppers.
**The baking soda is a neat trick I learned to take the ‘gas’ out of the beans. Makes them easy to digest.

  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Southern