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Steakhouse Chili Pot


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 4 slices lean, smoky bacon, finely chopped

  • 2 pounds ground sirloin, ask your butcher for coarse ground beef

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 4 tablespoons chili powder, such as Gerhardt's brand

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce

  • One can tomato sauce (14 ounces)

  • 2 cups beef stock

  • Sour cream, for topping

  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped, for topping


In a large chili pot or Dutch oven, heat the EVOO, one turn of the pan, over medium-high to high heat. Add the bacon and cook until the fat renders, about 2 minutes. Add the beef and cook, stirring, until browned, 8-10 minutes. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and chili powder, a little salt and lots of pepper. In a bowl, stir together the Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, hot sauce and tomato sauce. Stir into the chili. Stir in the beef stock and bring to boil, then lower the heat and cook until thickened, 6-7 minutes. Serve shallow bowls of chili with lots of sour cream and parsley on top.