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Braised Texas Red Chili

Traeger Kitchen


Braised Texas Red Chili

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Cook Time

3

Hours

Serves

6 - 8

People

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What's this?

A Tex-Mex take on slow-braised chili over Texas Beef blend pellets. Beef chuck is braised with chilis, topped with avocado, cheese, scallions and served with tortillas for some deep flavored spice in every bite.

Ingredients

  • 3 Whole New Mexican Chilis, whole

  • 2 Whole Dried Arbol Chilis

  • 3 Whole Ancho Chiles, seeds and stems removed

  • 2 Can (7 oz) chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced

  • 2 Quart chicken stock

  • 4 Pound Beef, Chuck

  • 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil

  • As Needed salt

  • As Needed pepper

  • 1 Large onion, diced

  • 4 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Allspice, ground

  • 2 Teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 Tablespoon fish sauce

  • 3 Tablespoon Masa

  • 2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • To Taste hot sauce

  • As Needed kosher salt

  • As Needed cilantro, finely chopped

  • onion, chopped

  • As Needed scallions, chopped

  • As Needed cheese, grated

  • As Needed avocados

  • As Needed corn or flour tortillas

Steps

  • 1

    Add dried chilis to a large Dutch oven and cook on the stovetop over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until slightly darkened.
  • 2

    Remove chilis and place in a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Add half of the chicken stock to the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 5 minutes.
  • 3

    Remove from microwave and transfer chilis and liquid to blender. Blend until smooth.
  • 4

    Season chuck steaks generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in the base of Dutch oven over high heat.
  • 5

    Add chuck steaks in a single layer, doing in 2 batches if needed. Cook without moving until deeply browned. Flip steaks and brown second side.
  • 6

    Transfer steaks to a cutting board and cut seared steaks into 1-inch chunks.
  • 7

    Keeping the heat on high, add onions to Dutch oven and cook, stirring frequently until translucent.
  • 8

    Add garlic, cinnamon, cumin, allspice, and oregano, and cook, stirring until fragrant.
  • 9

    Add all meat back into the pan along with chili puree and remaining quart of chicken stock. Stir to combine.
  • 10

    When ready to cook, set the grill temperature to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 11

    Place Dutch oven in preheated grill with the lid of Dutch oven slightly off the side. Braise for 3 hours or until meat is very tender.
  • 12

    Remove from grill, stir in fish sauce, masa and apple cider vinegar. Add hot sauce and salt, to taste.
  • 13

    To serve, garnish with cilantro, chopped onions, scallions, grated cheese, avocado, and warm tortillas on side. Enjoy!