Ross Burtwell, Executive Chef at Cabernet Grill, joined us in the Good Day kitchen to show us how to prepare a tasty chili dish.
Recipe: Venison Black Bean Chili
3 Tbls salad
5 pounds ground venison (chili grind)
1/3 cup salad
5 strip bacon,
¼ inch diced
2 cup yellow
onion, ¼ inch diced
2 cup poblano,
¼ inch diced
¼ cup fresh
2 Tbls fresh
¼ cup dark
2 Tbls ground
1 Tbls freshly
ground black pepper
3 pasilla chiles
¼ cup flour
¼ cup masa
10 cups venison,
chicken or beef stock
2 cups cooked
pepper jack cheese
Place the salad oil in a large saucepan
over medium high heat and add the venison in two batches, if needed so as not
to overcrowd the pan. Brown the meat
fully and remove from the pan to a colander to drain off any excess fat.
Bring the saucepan back up to medium
heat and add the remaining salad oil and bacon.
Cook the bacon stirring frequently
until it begins to brown slightly on its edges.
Add the onions, poblanos, jalapenos and
garlic to the bacon and cook until the vegetables begin to turn translucent. Do
not allow the vegetables to brown.
Meanwhile, remove the cores from the
tomatoes and place on a grill or under a broiler. Cook the tomatoes until the
skin begins to blacken and crack. Place the pasilla chiles with the tomatoes on
the grill and toast lightly until they become fragrant.
Remove the tomatoes and pasilla chiles
from the grill and discard the stems and seeds from the chiles.
Place tomatoes and chiles in a food
processor while they are still hot and pulse until well pulverized. Reserve
In the sauce pan and the chili powder,
cumino, black pepper, flour and masa harina and saute with the vegetables
briefly until the mixture becomes fragrant.
Stir in the stock a little at a time
using a whisk to avoid making lumps. Add tomato and chile mixture.
After all the stock has been added to
the saucepan, place the cooked venison in the pot as well and bring to a to a
boil. Immediately reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes stirring occasionally.
Add black beans to the pot and adjust
seasoning accordingly with kosher salt.