Li'l Jo's Chili Joe

4 lb Ground Chuck

Brown beef in a large heavy pot, drain and set aside in a colander.

2 TBS Extra Virgin Olive oil

2 or 3 Red or Yellow Onions (diced)

2 Red & Yellow Bell Peppers (diced)

2 TBS Minced Garlic

3 or 4 Canned Chipotle Chiles (diced)

3 or 4 Jalapeño Peppers (diced)

Heat oil in a separate pan. Sauté jalapeños, bell peppers and onions

'til slightly browned and softened. Add the garlic and sauté a minute or

so, then add the chipotle. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes.

1/3 C. Ocho Oucho Spice Mix*

2 TBS. Kosher Salt & Course Pepper mix

Return beef to the sauté veggies. Add the spice mix, salt & pepper.

Heat stirring occasionally until the entire mixture starts to percolate.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.

1 can Petite Diced Tomatoes (28oz)

Add tomatoes, stir thoroughly, cover and simmer 10 minutes.

2 TBS Light Brown Sugar

1 can Tomato Paste (6oz)

Add brown sugar and tomato paste stirring to dissolve thoroughly.

Cover and simmer another 5 minutes..

1/3 round Mexican Chocolate

Add the chocolate, stir to dissolve and simmer the Chile Joe until

the chocolate is completely dissolved. Let rest an hour or so and enjoy!

Presenter: Li'l Jo's Barbecue

Date: 9/16/2013


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