Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse
Total:
3 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
3 hr
Yield:
5 quarts, 12 entree-size servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Emeril's Southwest Essence
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 (12-ounce) bottles dark beer
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 ounce (1 square) unsweetened chocolate
  • 6 cups cooked red kidney beans (see Note) or 4 (15-ounce) cans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar, for garnish
  • 1 cup finely chopped green onions, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
Emeril's Southwest Seasoning:
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

Directions

Heat the oil in a large heavy pot over high heat. Add the beef and brown well, about 10 minutes. Add the onions, chili powder, cumin, Southwest Essence, cayenne, cinnamon, crushed red pepper, and bay leaf and cook, stirring often, until the onions soften, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beer and cook until the foam subsides, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, brown sugar, and chocolate to the pot. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally to prevent the chili from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Skim off as much fat as possible. Add the beans, return to a simmer, cover, and cook until thickened, about 1 1/2 hours longer. Serve with the cheese, green onions, and cilantro alongside as garnish.

Note: To make 6 cups cooked red kidney beans: Soak 1 pound dried beans for 6 hours or overnight. Drain the beans and place them in a large saucepan. Add water to cover by 2 inches and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until just tender, 30 to 45 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.

Emeril's Southwest Seasoning:

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Kickin' Cranberry Cosmo

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Kickin' Meatball Parmigiana with Diavolo Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Vince Camillo

Kickin' Crunch Burger

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen|Nikki Dinki

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Tia Mowry at Home

7:30am | 6:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

8:30am | 7:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

9:30am | 8:30c

Unique Eats

10am | 9c

Unique Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Eats

11am | 10c

Unique Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unique Sweets

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unwrapped

3pm | 2c

Unwrapped

3:30pm | 2:30c

Unwrapped

4pm | 3c

Unwrapped

5pm | 4c

Unwrapped

6pm | 5c

Top 5 Restaurants

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Guilty Pleasures

8pm | 7c

Guilty Pleasures

8:30pm | 7:30c

Guilty Pleasures

9:30pm | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10pm | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Guilty Pleasures

12:30am | 11:30c

Guilty Pleasures

1:30am | 12:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here