Sunday, January 8, 2017

Mystery Ingredient: Beef Jerky


I love recipes with mystery ingredients. We call it a "guess the ingredient" kind of recipe. As you saw from the title, I already gave away the mystery ingredient for this recipe, but serve it for dinner and see if everyone can guess what the mystery ingredient is!

Original Jerky Chili


2 medium yellow onions, diced and divided
2-4 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 pound Oberto Original beef jerky, chopped
2 pounds chopped sirloin
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons biscuit mix or flour
Worcestershire sauce, to taste
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons coriander
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
3 teaspoons cinnamon sugar
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (28-ounce) can tomato puree
2 (14-ounce) cans red kidney beans
1 (14-ounce) can pinto beans with jalapeno
1 (14-ounce) can black beans
1 (10-ounce) package frozen corn
Shredded smoked gouda
Shredded smoked white cheddar
Chopped cilantro
Lime wedges
Tortilla chips


In the bowl of a food processor, pulse 1/2 cup onion and jalapeno peppers 2 to 5 times. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Using the feed tube, gradually add small amounts of jerky and pulse to process. Set aside.

Preheat a slow cooker on low. In a cast-iron Dutch oven or large soup pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. In a medium bowl, combine chopped sirloin with biscuit mix or flour. Add to pot. As meat browns, add remaining onions. When softened, stir in onion-jalapeno mixture. Season to taste with Worcestershire. Reduce heat to simmer. Add spices and stir in tomatoes and puree. Add processed jerky.

Transfer mixture to slow cooker. Add beans and corn. Cook 6 to 8 hours, stirring occasionally. To serve, garnish with cheeses, cilantrol, lime, and tortilla chips, as desired.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Source: Oberto. I can't seem to find this online. I think my mom said she got the recipe out of a Costco recipe booklet or something like that. I really loved this chili recipe. I think you will too.