California Wine Country Chili

We are obsessed with making chili. We have made many types over the years, including this recipe for California Wine Country Chili that we made for a winery chili cook off many years ago.

This makes a large quantity of chili and is perfect for batch cooking. Make sure you have lots of containers on hand so you can freeze for later use. I love to serve chili with fresh cornbread.

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California Wine Country Chili

Ingredients:

6 slices bacon
10 ounces ground beef
10 ounces hot Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 ½ cup red wine
1 small red onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced (I use a garlic press)
1 tsp. dry hot mustard
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. kosher salt
15 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 ½ tsp. black pepper
6 cups Roma tomato, chopped

Procedures:
  • Brown bacon
  • Drain, crumble and set aside
  • Pour off bacon fat, brown ground beef, drain and set aside
  • Pour off fat, cook onion, pepper, garlic over low heat 2-3 minutes
  • Stir in wine and Worcestershire sauce, simmer uncovered 10 minutes
  • Stir in mustard, cumin seed, paprika, salt and pepper, simmer 10 minutes
  • Mash tomato
  • Add mashed tomato and meats to onion mixture
  • Heat to boiling
  • Reduce heat, simmer covered 1 ½ hours, stir occasionally
  • Best if made in advance (at least 1 day) and reheat when you want to eat it

California Wine Country Chili
 
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Ingredients
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 10 ounces ground beef
  • 10 ounces hot Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 ½ cup red wine
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (I use a garlic press)
  • 1 tsp. dry hot mustard
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 6 cups Roma tomato, chopped
Instructions
  1. Brown bacon
  2. Drain, crumble and set aside
  3. Pour off bacon fat, brown ground beef, drain and set aside
  4. Pour off fat, cook onion, pepper, garlic over low heat 2-3 minutes
  5. Stir in wine and Worcestershire sauce, simmer uncovered 10 minutes
  6. Stir in mustard, cumin seed, paprika, salt and pepper, simmer 10 minutes
  7. Mash tomato
  8. Add mashed tomato and meats to onion mixture
  9. Heat to boiling
  10. Reduce heat, simmer covered 1 ½ hours, stir occasionally
  11. Best if made in advance (at least 1 day) and reheat when you want to eat it

 

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