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Chili con Carne
To get the rich, earthy flavor of dried chilies without having to toast, soak and puree whole dried chilies, we use ancho chili powder, which is pure ancho chilies pulverized to a fine consistency. If you can't find ancho chili powder, increase the regular chili powder (which is a blend of ground chilies and other spices and herbs) to ⅓ cup. We thicken our chili with crushed tortilla chips. The easiest way to crush them is to place them in a zip-close bag, seal the bag and roll with a rolling pin until the chips are finely crushed. Serve the chili with shredded cheddar cheese, pickled jalapeños, sour cream, chopped cilantro and hot sauce, if desired.
tablespoons ancho chili powder
tablespoons chili powder
01In a large bowl, stir together both chili powders, the sugar, cumin, oregano and 2 teaspoons salt. Add the beef and toss until evenly coated; set aside. On a 6-quart Instant Pot, select More/High Sauté. Add the oil heat until shimmering. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the tomato paste and cook, stirring, until the tomato paste is well browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes with their juice, the chipotle chilies and 1 cup water, scraping up any browned bits. Add the beef in an even layer.
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