Monday, March 25, 2013

Meat Chili Sauce

Oh man did I have a craving for a chili dog this past weekend. The craving was bad, it hit hard. I was going to buy canned chili before convincing myself to not be lazy and make my own. I am so glad I decided to not go the easy route on this one; the homemade meat chili sauce came out uhmazing.

This was my first time making meat chili sauce, so I had to poke around the internet to see how others make it. I was a little surprised to see that some people boil the ground beef in this recipe to produce a smoother texture. Pretty interesting stuff and I was excited to try it – I had always wondered if anyone ever boiled ground beef and now was my chance to give it a shot. 

This recipe calls for 3lbs of ground beef since that is how much I used – the idea was to make enough for a couple meals and it looks like we will get a total of 3 out of this recipe. Score! Instead of hot dogs, next time we will have chili cheese fries alongside a salad. Not sure about the 3rd time, maybe chili-cheeseburgers… it all sounds good to me. ;)

My craving was satisfied beyond what I ever imagined. This recipe is a keeper and a crowd pleaser!

Meat Chili Sauce 
(printable recipe)
1 QT beef broth
3 lbs ground beef
1 large yellow onion, diced
30oz tomato sauce
6oz can tomato paste
3 tbsp garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp salt
3 tsp cumin
1.5 tsp cayenne pepper
3 tbsp cider vinegar
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
1. Bring beef broth and water to boil. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain and return to pot.
2. Over medium-high heat, add remaining ingredients. Stir well. Bring to boil and reduce heat to low.
3. Cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If consistency is too thick, add water (or beer) while cooking.
4. Enjoy!


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Mmmm! I love chili dogs and chili cheese fries! This recipe sounds perfect! We've used my husband's chili before, but I like the sounds of this a lot more! :-)

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