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Puppy's Breath Chili Recipe

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 3 lb Tri-tip beef or sirloin tip;
  • -cut in small pieces or
  • -ground coarse
  • 2 ts Cooking oil
  • 1 sm Yellow onion
  • 1 cn (14.5-oz) beef broth
  • 3 1/2 tb Ground cumin
  • 1/2 ts Oregeno
  • 6 Cloves garlic; finely
  • -chopped
  • 3 tb Gebhardt chili powder
  • 1 tb New Mexico mild chile powder
  • 5 -(up to)
  • 6 tb California chile powder
  • 1 cn (8-oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 Dried New Mexico chile;
  • -boiled and pureed
  • 3 Dried California chiles;
  • -boiled and pureed
  • 1 cn (14.5-oz) chicken broth
  • 1 ts Tabasco pepper sauce
  • 1 ts Brown sugar
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 ds Msg
  • Salt to taste


The following is the recipe for Puppy's Breath Chili, the winner of the
27th annual World's Chili Championship. Recipe is by Cathy Wilkey of
Seattle I've reprinted, because recipe appears to show a fine appreciation
of different chile flavors in chili. Reprinted without permission...;)

Brown meat in oil for about 30 min over med heat. Add onion and enough beef
broth to cover meat. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 min. Add 1 tbsp cumin
and 0.5 tsp oregeno. Reduce heat to light boil and add 1/2 of the garlic.
Add half of chili(e) powder and cook for 10 min. Add tomato suace and
reconstituted peppers and remaining garlic. Add remaining beef stock and
chicken stock for desired consistency. Cook for 1 hr on med heat, stirring
occasionally. Add remaining chili(e) powders and cumin. Simmer for 25 min
on low to med heat, stirring occasionally. Turn heat to light boil and add
Tabasco sauce, salt, brown sugar and juice from lime. Simmer on med heat.

Comments (mine):

-anyone familiar with Gephardt chili powder?

-I would use Anaheims for the "california pepper"

-surely fresh peppers are better than reconstitued!

-why not put a tabasco and a dash of vinegar instead of McIlhenny's sauce?

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