Celebrate the Holidays with Beef – Week 4: Company’s Coming Holiday Meals, Cowboy Beef & Black Bean Chili
by Jessica on December 23, 2011
The Texas Beef Council’s ‘Holiday Celebration’ campaign is coming to a close. Besides the treasure trove of new beef recipes I have to try, I’ve had an amazing time these past four weeks working with Erin & the team at TBC and my nine fabulous fellow Beef Lovin’ Bloggers! 🙂
Even though the holidays are a busy time of year, one of the best things about them is friends and family gathering together! Whether it’s a wrapping party with a few neighbors or family staying for the week, this warm & comforting chili makes the perfect choice for your holiday gatherings – and the leftovers get better with each passing day!
I invited several friends and neighbors over this past Wednesday night for a Poinsettia Bowl watching party and a bowl of Cowboy Chili… it’s all about the ‘bowl’, right? 🙂 This hearty chili was amazing topped over Fritos with all the fixings AND the Horned Frogs defeated the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 31-24! What a Christmas present for these seniors who finish 47-5 in four years! Here’s to TCU and the Texas Beef Council… Riff Ram!!
Brown ground beef in stockpot over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Remove from stockpot with slotted spoon. Set aside and pour off drippings. Heat oil in same stockpot over medium heat until hot. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are tender.
Return beef crumbles to stockpot. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, thyme and red pepper; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in diced tomatoes, RO*TEL, broth, beer, tomato paste and honey; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 45 minutes. Uncover stockpot; continue simmering 30 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until beans are heated through. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Garnish with toppings from your Chili Bar, if desired.