Recipe Alert: Game Day Chili

[ 2 ] January 29, 2014 |

photo (11)Cocoa Bella Chili (*Recipe courtesy Karen Mosebrook, owner of Cocoa Bella Brewing Chocolate out of Culpeper, VA)

2 tbs chili powder

3 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup hard cider

14oz beef stock

1/2 cup ketchup

1 lb grass-fed or other lean beef

2 Tbs olive oil

5 cloves garlic

1/2 cup minced sweet red pepper

3/4 cup diced onion

3/4 cup cocoa bella

Combine chili powder and cumin; add to the cider. Mix well and let sit for 10 minutes. Cook ground beef until pink is gone. Combine beef broth and ketchup in 3 qt pan place over med heat. Add beef and cider/chili mixture. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes add peppers and garlic, cook 30 minutes, add onion and the Cocoa Bella, cook another 30 minutes. The add ons are up to you!

*Johnna’s Tip:  Love this spin on basic chili.  Change the game:  add in some Cocoa Bella!  Thanks to local owner and producer, Karen Mosebrook for this week’s recipe.  Check out more on her and Cocoa Bella here.


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Category: main dish, Recipes, Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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