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Pastrami's New York Eatery Chicken Chili

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 medium onions, minced
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 celery stalks with tops, finely chopped
  • 3 red, yellow or green bell peppers (or a combination), cored, seeded and diced
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken or turkey cutlets, cut into small dice or ground
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 to 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cups dry red wine such as Carmel's Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16 ounce) can navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 cups (two 28 ounce cans) canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups beer (approximately) preferably dark
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley and/or fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves

Instructions

  1. In a large, heavy-bottom pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add celery and peppers and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato paste, stir to combine, and cook 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken or turkey and sauté, stirring until cooked through, about 7 minutes.
  5. Stir in mustard, herbs, spices and wine.
  6. Add the molasses, beans and tomatoes.
  7. Stir in 1 cup of the beer, reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  8. Season the chili to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Add remaining beer if necessary to thin.
  10. Add the parsley or cilantro, stir thoroughly, and cook 5 minutes more.
  11. Remove bay leaves and serve with the suggested garnishes.

Serves 10 to 12.

Source: Pastrami's New York Eatery, Tacoma, Washington

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