Ok....I could be mistaken....but I think I came up with something today. If there are recipes out there Ive never heard of them......but......I really haven't checked either. Ok....ok....maybe its because I want to take credit for the creation of Mole Chili and possibly because of my fear of rejection....but that is a whole other topic of discussion!!
Anyways back to the subject......Mole Chili......so I was talking with a co-worker today and she mentioned that her husband won a chili cook off at a local casino here in my town not too long ago. That got me thinking.....it's cold out side and chili sounds soooooo good and it screams warm comfort food. But I have never been able to make a chili that blows my hair back....until today!!
AND.....the best part is I did it with things that I had in the pantry and fridge!! Granted not everyone probably has a tub of homemade salsa from last Thursdays Christmas party......but....well that is not for me to worry about now!! ;)
Ok ok I'll shut up now and tell you the recipe!! Oh...by the way, instead of serving this with corn bread (which you can totally do) I served it with corn tortilla quesadillas which was super yummy to dunk in my chili!!
2 cans of your favorite beans, drained (I used white)
1 lb ground beef, or any other ground meat you'd like
2 chipotle peppers chopped until pretty much mush
1 large onion, diced
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of cloves
5 gloves garlic, grated on micro plane
2 Tbls Mole paste (I used the jarred kind)
2 cups homemade salsa (tomatoes, cilantro, onions, garlic, jalapenos, salt and lime)
1 small can tomato sauce
1 -2 tsp salt depending on taste
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 Tbls chili powder
1 heaping Tbls agave nectar (or 1 Tbls sugar)
Saute ground beef and onion until cooked thoroughly, then add all the other ingredients and simmer for about a half an hour or more. Top with cheese and sour cream and serve with corn bread or quesadillas like I did!!