"Fred is German and I am Texan! This creation is a blend of the two! Have a different ethnic background? You can easily add spices and other ingredients to make it your own, although, we have to say - it's quite good the way it is. This can easily be prepared the day before or put into the freezer for later use. Serve over baked potato or corn chips with ‘fixins' such as sour cream, grated cheese, onions, etc. For a richer flavor, you are able to make this dish the night before and keep in refrigerator until the next day. Enjoy!
" — Chefs Ginny & Fred Bergmann
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red onions, chopped
chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped, or to taste
hot pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean®)
2 1/2 pounds
2 (28 ounce) cans
crushed tomatoes with juice (such as Hunt's®)
1 (28 ounce) can
Italian-style diced tomatoes (such as Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano)
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle
1 1/2 teaspoons
ground black pepper
This was a very savory, spicy, tasty chili. I used extra lean ground beef instead of the turkey because that's what I had in the house and a bottle of ale because I didn't have beer. I've never added sugar or cinnamon to meat before. It really was delicious. This is a keeper. I put it over white basmati rice.
I made this as written except I halved it. I used crushed tomatoes. While it tastes good, I only wish it looked half as good as it tasted....
I thought this was a delicious chili recipe. I personally prefer slightly sweet and spicy chili, and this one fit the bill. I had never added beer to a chili recipe before either, but I honestly liked the flavor it added. I did add a little less chipotles though, because 6 are way too much for any dish. I added 2 chipotle peppers, and 2 teaspoons of sauce. Also I upped my chili powder to a 1/4 cup. I also did not have whole cloves, but I did have them in powdered form, so I added a few dashes. I also added some smoked paprika, which was delicious. I will make this chili again, but I will tweak it a bit.
After serving it to my family, it was a HUGE hit with them. I changed my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars. My hubby begged me to save the recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
German Texas Chili
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 190
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