INDIVIDUAL RECIPE

Lone Oak Firehouse Chili by: John Kowalski from Lone Oak Volunteer Fire Department

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OUR STORY

The foundation was handed down to me about 15 years ago and have been making slight modifications along the way. This recipe has been set for the past 5-6 years and is a firehouse favorite!

I've searched everywhere and unfortunately never took a picture of the chili!

 

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions
  • 1-2 green peppers
  • 3 cans chili ready tomatoes or 3 cans tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • Green tabasco sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 package chili seasoning
  • Sriracha hot chili sauce
  • Chili powder
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 cans dark red kidney beans
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 lb. ground beef (or sausage or turkey)
  • 1 package round steak

Directions

  1. 1. Cut onions up.
  2. 2. Cut green peppers into smaller chunks.
  3. 3. Cut round steak into bite-size chunks.
  4. 4. Put onions, green pepper and steak into large skillet. Add 5 tbs of worchestershire sauce.
  5. 5. Add ground beef and 4 cloves chopped garlic.
  6. 6. Turn on heat to medium.
  7. 7. Add kosher salt and pepper to the above pan.
  8. 8. Cook until browned - make sure there is still juice in the pan. If not, the meat is overcooked.
  9. 9. When meat is done put it all in a crockpot.
  10. 10. Add cans of chili-ready tomatoes or tomatoes with green chilies.
  11. 11. Add 2-3 cans of dark red kidney beans.
  12. 12. Cut poblano pepper into small chunks, add to crockpot.
  13. 13. Stir together.
  14. 14. Add green tabasco sauce, 4-5 tablespoons (or more to taste).
  15. 15. Add 3-4 tablespoons of sriracha hot sauce (or more to taste).
  16. 16. Add chili powder to taste.
  17. 17. Add package of chili seasoning mix.
  18. 18. Stir and add 2 or so more tablespoons of worcestershire sauce.
  19. 19. May add cumin or cayenne pepper for more heat.
  20. 20. Let cook in crockpot for at least 2-4 hours to tenderize the steak.
  21. Note: May also marinade the meat in worcestershire sauce overnight for more flavor and if a smokier taste is preferred some liquid smoke.



 

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