SEBASTIANS BEEF CHILI WITH A TWIST
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 onions, peeled and diced fine
• 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
• Ground beef, coarse grind
• 4 cups beef broth
• 4 cups tomato sauce (your favorite recipe)
• 1 teaspoon allspice
• 3 tablespoons chili powder
• ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon flour
• 2 tablespoons water
• ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
• 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
• Kosher salt, to taste
• Coarsely ground pepper, to taste
• Spaghetti (cooked according to package instructions)
• Cheddar cheese, shredded
In large cooking pot, sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until onion has softened. Remove onion mixture from pot and set aside.
In same cooking pot add the ground beef, cook and drain. Return onion and garlic to cooking pot and add beef broth, tomato sauce and allspice. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
In a small bowl, make a thin paste with the chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, flour and 2 tablespoons water. Add to the beef mixture and stir well. Add ground cloves, vinegar, cocoa mixed with the ½ tablespoon oil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add more water if chili becomes too thick and begins to stick to bottom of the pot.
To serve chili, ladle over cooked spaghetti pasta and top with the shredded cheese and chopped onions.
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