Albuquerque Chili

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Title: Albuquerque Chili
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Vegetables

Ingredients:

-----------------------------------STEP 1-----------------------------------
1 lg Onion; chopped
3 Fresh tomatoes; peeled and
-chopped
3 Fresh Anaheims; chopped
2 Fresh red bell peppers;
-chopped
6 Carrots; chopped (optional)


-----------------------------------STEP 2-----------------------------------
2 oz Dried Anchos; stems and
-seeds removed
2 oz Dried Passillas; stems and
-seeds removed
4 -(up to)
12 Dried Japones; stems removed
-(adjust heat level to your
-liking)
1 -(up to)
4 Fresh Habaneros; stems
-removed (adjust heat level
-to your liking)
2 -(up to)
12 Cloves garlic (I like lots
-of garlic in this recipe)
1 Cubic inch fresh ginger
-root; chopped
1 Bottle brown ale or dark
-beer

SirWill1

STEP 1: Put all ingredients in a large pot with a tablespoon or two of oil.
Cook until browning just begins.

STEP 2: Pour beer into blender and start a high speed vortex going. Keep
it covered as you drop in first the ginger and garlic and get them good and
liquefied, then add the peppers. Add more beer (or some of the juices from
the vegetables you're cooking) if it gets too thick. When it's all nicely
liquefied, pour it into the pot.

Simmer an hour or so and give it a taste test. You might want to add a can
of tomato paste, maybe a tsp of Kitchen Bouguet, or some herbs. I usually
find myself tossing in a bit of allspice and cinnamon, maybe half a tsp of
each, and sometimes some herbs (rosemary, sage, oregano, dill, even a
little mint and/or fresh dill. I've also sliced scallions crosswise into
little circles and added them late so they stay crisp and flavorful.

Meat is optional. When I add meat I use about a half pound each of chopped
sirloin and chopped turkey cooked together in a separate pot until well
cooked, then I drain all the fat off in a colander and wash it down with
hot water before adding it to the mix. Keeps the whole thing fairly low in
fat.

Another variation is to pour off and reserve the juices from the original
pot of veggies before adding the blended chiles and use it for a soup
starter.

Let it simmer at least another two to three hours.

Note -- no salt! Be good to your cardiovascular system! If there's
something missing, try a little cumin or coriander or a bit more allspice
and/or cinnamon!

I use this as a spaghetti sauce or a topping for nachos. It lasts forever
(I've kept it as long as three weeks) in the bottom of the fridge in tight
tupperware containers and gets better with age.

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