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New Mexico Chili

The Culinistas & Lodge Cast Iron | January 30, 2019

Football season may be over, but our love for weekend chili remains strong. This New Mexico chili recipe is simple and comforting, with a kick of spice and great umami, thanks to the texture of the pureed beans.

Level
Intermediate
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Serves
4-6
Cook it With Our
New mexico chili recipe served in a bowl with a basket of cornbread

Ingredients

  • 1, 15-ounce can navy beans
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 poblano peppers, stemmed, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 small celery root, peeled, diced small
  • 2 carrots, peeled, diced small
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, coarsely ground
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Add ⅓ cup of the beans to a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven and sear the ground beef, 8-10 minutes. Transfer the beef to a plate.
  3. Sweat onion and poblanos in the pan until translucent, 8-10 minutes. Add celery root and carrots and cook until slightly soft, 10-12 minutes. Add the ground beef back to the pot and season with cumin, onion powder, allspice, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Cook until the spices are fragrant, 1 minute.
  4. Add the bean puree, whole beans, tomatoes, and water and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 45-60 minutes.
  5. Garnish with your favorite chili toppings and serve. 
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Contributed By: The Culinistas & Lodge Cast Iron
Recipe courtesy of our friends The Culinistas. The Culinistas provide in-home private chef services for weekly cooking and special occasions. They develop recipes and work with a selective group of chefs to make vibrant, balanced meals for the entire household. Their services fulfill culinary needs for weekday lunches, dinners & snacks as well as occasions of any kind. 

 

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