Aurora Fire Dry Dock Chili Cook Off

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Lt. Eric DeMaria from Aurora Fire Rescue tells us about the 3rd Annual Big John Beer release, Chili Cookoff & Disc Golf Tournament.


Fire House Chili

can be cooked in crock pot, dutch oven or stock pot.

1 Cup dried pinto beans (soaked in water and with tablespoons kosher salt)

2  lbs sirloin

3 cloves garlic chopped

2 medium onions chopped

2 jalapenos chopped with seeds removed

3 tbs oil


1/2 cup chili powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/8 tsp cloves

1/4 tsp cinnamon

3 tbs cornmeal

2 tsp dried oregano

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

2 tsp molasses

fire roasted tomatoes

1 tsp kosher salt


Soak Beans overnight.  Cook beans with salt until tender (may use canned beans).  Trim meat, and cube into 1/2" pieces dust with flour and set aside.  Cook onions, jalapenos, and garlic in pot, skillet or dutch oven with 1 tbs oil.  Remove most of onions, jalepenos, garlic and place in bowl.  Cook meat in pot with 2 to 3 tbs oil and garlic/onion jalapeno remainiders.  Once meat and beans are cooked, combine remaining ingredients in your crock pot, dutch oven or stock pot.  Simmer all day in crock pot or stock pot.


Garnish with green onions, cilantro, sour cream and serve with cornbread.

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