Smoked Chili Con Carne

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Chili Con Carne

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Cherry

Chili, Traegerized. We start off by smoking ground beef and chopped onions and peppers for an hour before putting them into a Dutch oven and cooking the chili directly on the grill.

Ingredients

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6

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  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 Large onion, diced

  • 1 Large red bell pepper, seeded and diced

  • 3 Clove garlic, minced

  • kosher salt

  • 2 1/2 Pound ground chuck

  • 2 Tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 Tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 Cup prepared beef or chicken bouillon (or stock)

  • 1/2 Cup dark beer or strongly brewed coffee

  • 2 Can (15 oz) chili beans with sauce

  • 1 Can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes

  • 2 Ounce dark chocolate

  • fresh chopped cilantro, for serving

  • grated cheese, for serving

  • sliced green onions, for serving

  • sour cream, for serving

  • tortilla chips, for serving

  • Mexican hot sauce, for serving

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger to 350℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. While grill is heating, place a large Dutch oven directly on the grill grate.
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  • 2

    When the Dutch oven is hot, add the olive oil, onion, bell pepper, garlic and a generous pinch of salt. Close the lid and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions and peppers are soft, about 10 to 12 minutes.
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    Ingredients
    • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

    • 1 Large onion, diced

    • 1 Large red bell pepper, seeded and diced

    • 3 Clove garlic, minced

    • As Needed kosher salt

  • 3

    Add the ground chuck, using a spatula to break it up, and cook with the lid on until barely cooked through and crumbly, about 8 to 10 minutes longer.
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    Ingredients
    • 2 1/2 Pound ground chuck

  • 4

    Stir in the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin and dried oregano. Cook until the meat is coated, about 2 minutes. Add 2 cups chicken bouillon (or stock), the beer (or coffee) and stir.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Tablespoon tomato paste

    • 2 Tablespoon chili powder

    • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin

    • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano

    • 2 Cup prepared beef or chicken bouillon (or stock)

    • 1/2 Cup dark beer or strongly brewed coffee

  • 5

    Close the lid and allow the chili to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring once. Add the chili beans, diced tomatoes and chocolate then stir.
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    Ingredients
    • 2 Can (15 oz) chili beans with sauce

    • 1 Can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes

    • 2 Ounce dark chocolate

  • 6

    Close the lid and simmer, allowing the chili to thicken to desired consistency, about 15 to 20 minutes.
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  • 7

    Taste, adding up to an additional tablespoon of salt if necessary, depending on the saltiness of the bouillon or stock.
  • 8

    For additional smoky flavor, reduce the Traeger temperature to 180℉ and leave the chili on the grill, uncovered for up to 1 hour.
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  • 9

    Serve chili con carne with fresh chopped cilantro, grated cheese, sliced green onions, sour cream, tortilla chips and Mexican hot sauce. Enjoy!
    Ingredients
    • As Needed fresh chopped cilantro, for serving

    • As Needed grated cheese, for serving

    • As Needed sliced green onions, for serving

    • As Needed sour cream, for serving

    • As Needed tortilla chips, for serving

    • As Needed Mexican hot sauce, for serving

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