Green Chile Chili

Green Chile Chili 

Beans Ingredients: 

1/2 cup dry black eyed peas--soaked overnight

1 cup dry pinto beans--soaked overnight

bay leaf

2 stalks celery

1 carrot

salt 

pepper

Beans Method:

*Add all ingredients to a large pot. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, drop down to medium low. Simmer 30-40 minutes, just until beans begin to soften (they will not be fully cooked). Strain. Remove and discard veggies. Set partially cooked beans aside.

Chili Ingredients:

partially cooked beans from above

1 carrot--diced

1/2 red onion--chopped

1/2 bell pepper--chopped

1/2 Anaheim pepper--chopped

2 cloves garlic--minced

1-3 teaspoons green chile powder 

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 bottle brown beer of choice

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 4 oz. can green chiles

1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes (with juice)

2 cups vegetable stock

1/2 cup frozen corn

olive oil, salt, pepper, lime, cilantro

Chili Method:

*Add ~2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large stock pot. Heat over medium heat. Add chile powder and cumin. Stir and cook 1-2 minutes, just until you smell the spices. Add carrots, peppers, and onions. Saute 5-7 minutes. Add garlic. Saute 2 minutes stirring constantly. 

*Add beer. Simmer for 15 minutes on medium, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste, green chiles, tomatoes, broth, corn, and beans. Stir well. Drop heat to medium low. Simmer 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve with cilantro and lime. Enjoy!

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