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Chef Tim Love’s Chili

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
80 minutes
6 people

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Chef Tim Love’s Chili


  • 3 Tbsp. Blackening Spice
  • 1 Tbsp. Ground Cumin
  • 3/8 Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 Lbs. Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/2 6" Flour Tortillas
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Oregano Leaves
  • 2 1/2 Cups Yellow Onions (diced)
  • 2 Cups Green Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • 1 1/4 Cups Green Chile Peppers (canned) (roasted And Diced With Juices)
  • 1/4 Cup Jalapeno Pepper (fresh) (minced)
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. Garlic (fresh) (minced)
  • 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 5 Cups Chicken Broth


Combine 1 T. plus 1 tsp. of blackening spice, ½ tsp. of the cumin, and 1/8 tsp. of the nutmeg. Sprinkle the beef evenly with this mixture, and mix by hand until thoroughly combined.

Heat the oil in a heavy 4 qt. pot over high heat. Add the meat and, stirring as necessary, cook just until browned. Remove the meat with a slotted spoon, getting as many of the tiny pieces out as possible, and set aside.

In the same oil, fry the tortillas over high heat until browned and very crisp, and then drain on paper towels.

Combine the remaining blackening spice, cumin, nutmeg, and the oregano in a small bowl, and then add the hot oil. Cook the seasonings over high heat, stirring constantly, until they roast, about 10 to 15 seconds. Add 1 ½ cups of the onions, and cook, stirring constantly and scraping the pan bottom well, for 10 to 15 seconds. Stir the 1 cup of bell peppers, ½ cup of the green chiles, and 2 T. of the jalapeno peppers. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring fairly often, constantly toward the end of cooking time, and scraping the pan bottom well each time. Stir in the garlic, cook, and stir a few seconds. Add the flour, stirring until well blended and scraping the pan bottom clean, and cook for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring and scraping almost constantly to make sure the mixture doesn’t scorch. Add 1 cup of the stock, scraping the pan bottom until all browned bits are dissolved, then add the remaining 4 cups of stock. Stir until well blended, and scrape the pan bottom clean again. Continue cooking over high heat, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, remove 1 cup of the stock from this mixture, and place in a food processor Crumble the fried tortillas, add them to the processor, and process until the tortillas are finely chopped, about 30 to 45 seconds. Stir the tortilla mixture into the cooking stock mixture. Stir in the remaining onions and bell peppers, and then add the meat, stirring well. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring and scraping fairly often (be careful not to let the mixture scorch) for 50 minutes. Stir in the remaining green chilies and jalapeno peppers, and simmer and stir for 15 minutes. Skim off any oil from the surface, and serve immediately. Use water to thin if necessary, or when reheating


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Categories: American, Main Dishes

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It's the middle of summer and here in central MInnesota it can get up past 100. Still, I ran across this recipe and had to try it out. The blackening spice is great and I plan on keeping plenty of it on hand from now on. The stock recipe is also great. I packaged it in a few freezer bags and have kept plent on hand for the past few months. As for the chili itself, it was AMAZING!!! Yes, it does take some time to cook (less if you already have the blackening spice and stock on hand) BUT well worth the time you put in. I made some for our company picnic and it was the first to run out!!!! Thank you SOOO much for this wonderful recipe!

teronhess1, Sartell, MN

sounds delish, but I am not one to stand over the stove stirring for 80 minutes :)

lfherold, Abilene, TX

yummy can't wait to try it. Buying everything Friday.

krisgold, Dade City, FL

If you like chili, you're gonna like this. Takes some time to make but any good food is worth waiting for. Try it today!

jethro7311, Dunnellon, FL
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