Beef Chili with chipotle Chilies and Cilantro - Just Dutch Oven Recipes


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Beef Chili with chipotle Chilies and Cilantro

2 lb Lean ground beef
2 c Chopped onions
3 tb Ground cumin
3 tb Chili powder
1 1/2 tb Garlic powder
1 tb Chopped canned Chipotle chilies in adobo sauce 2 1/2 c (or more) water
1 c Finely chopped fresh cilantro
Grated Cheddar cheese
Sour cream
Additional chopped onion

Saute beef and 2 cups chopped onions in large Dutch oven over high heat until beef is cooked through, stirring often and breaking up beef with back of spoon, about 10 minutes. Add cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and chipotle chilies; saute 3 minutes. Mix in 2 1/2 cups water and 1/2 cup cilantro. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover partially and cook 1 1/2 hours, adding more water by 1/4 cupfuls if chili becomes dry. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill. Bring to simmer before continuing.)

Mix remaining 1/2 cup cilantro into chili. Ladle chili into bowls. Serve, passing cheese, sour cream and additional chopped onion separately. 4 Servings.