It’s CHILI FEAST time again! The cold, wind and snow, yes, snow! has brought us back to this yummy recipe!
Our fave local chili is the world-famous chili from Clydes of Georgetown. My friends/family know this is the one I always make for the short version and have loved it since the first time on a cold winter day in Washington, DC’s Georgetown Clyde’s, I had it for lunch. It has been a favorite ever since I have shared the recipe., Clyde’s now has the recipe on their website for download. Here it is so do yourself a favor and make a pot for the Super Bowl and put on your “staple” list for a regular cold-weather dinner.
Clyde’s Famous Chili
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound small-diced onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1½ pounds ground beef
1 25-ounce can chili beans
1 12-ounce jar chili sauce
2 tablespoons light chili powder
¼ cup dark chili powder*
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
In a heavy-bottomed pot, sauté the onion and garlic in the vegetable oil until golden brown. Add the beef to the onions and cook until it is about medium rare. Don’t stir the beef around too much—you want to have some large clumps of beef in the finished product. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until just blended. (It may seem like a lot of powder, but that’s why they call it chili!)
Cook the chili over medium heat for about ten minutes, just until the meat is fully cooked. Don’t overcook it! Serve with ice-cold beer and condiments such as shredded sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, and minced onions.
Serves six to eight.
*Light chili powder has more of the hot seeds or flakes ground with the pods. Using more of the dark powder makes this chili a little sweeter. If you can’t find light chili powder, use a little extra of the dark powder.
You can visit Clyde’s for more of their recipes here: Clydes
Photo Credit: Martha Stewart