Dutch oven cowboy chili, packing heat, and big news from Down Under
Giddy-up, people! Great cowboy chili is here! And our Starter Set and Family Set deals are leaving the corral.
A cowboy chili for cowpokes of all stripes, ages, and hankerings.
Cowboy, take me away! (Shout out to Dixie Chicks.)
In Australia, people working with sheep and cattle are called jackaroos and jillaroos. And if you're wondering why we mention Australia, zip on down to the bottom and meet our French-trained chef partner and friend, Joel Mielle. He's an Aussie with the right attitude about food -- and, frankly, life.
This is how Joel is like us (beyond us both cooking with EuroCAST.)
- He loves to cook delicious food at home. For all kind of reasons, including more time with friends and family.
- He can prove to you that cooking for yourself is a huge money-saver. This, I know. Saving money means a lot to people like me raising two gorgeous offspring. We'll give you Joel's data on this next time.
- He focuses on healthy eating. But (just look at his video) that doesn't mean tasteless diet food. No, indeed. His food is amazing.
- And he has the travel bug. He loves meeting new people, discovering new food, and opening up to new ideas, cultures, and ways to live.
We'll be doing more with Joel as we git along, little dogey, into 2018. So saddle up for the Lisa and Joel rodeo.
In the meantime, you must check out his video above where he makes a delicious dish in his EuroCAST cookware.
This one is magically mouth-watering. It has two secrets (at least). One is cocoa powder. The other is ... you can take a nap while it develops in the oven. (Actually, I rarely nap. But you can. You deserve it.)
- 2 pounds sirloin tips, or excellent quality stew meat
- 1 large can crushed tomatoes (no salt if you can find it)
- 1 16 oz. jar of roasted tomatillo purée or hatch chili purée
- 1 large can tomato sauce
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic diced
- 3 carrots sliced
- 3 Tablespoons cumin powder
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (don't tell anyone, because everyone needs a secret ingredient, yes?)
- 1 can drained black eyed peas
- 1 can undrained kidney beans (you're using the beans and the liquid!)
Preheat oven to 250F.
- In your large EuroCAST Dutch Oven (we've got one on special here, and you can only get this one online), over medium heat add 3 tablespoons olive oil and brown the meat in batches, moving browned meat to a plate as you go. Don't crowd the bottom of the Dutch oven, or else you'll be steaming the meat instead of browning it.
- Return all the meat to the Dutch oven and add onions, garlic, cumin, chili powder, crushed tomatoes, tomatillo purée, 16 ounces of water.
- Stir to incorporate
- Put in the oven uncovered for 2-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. This is a slow and low recipe, so set the timer. And go take a nap.
- After 2-1/2 hours, check the meat for doneness and seasoning.
- Season with salt and black pepper.
- Add both cans of beans and the liquid from the kidney beans, as well as the carrots and (shhh!) cocoa powder.
- Taste for seasoning.
- Return to the oven for another hour.
- Remove from the oven and adjust seasoning. If you need to. And if you need to, think about the Hot Pack from blak•label (scroll down past our piece on our friend Joel Mielle for a nifty video their marketing team put together).
What to eat with Cowboy Chili? Well, there's this.
Yes, that's cornbread. Make your own from scratch (our recipe is here, if you don't want to scramble for one), or use the best mix you can ... and do it in your EuroCAST Dutch oven. (On special here.) If you've ever made cornbread in cookware of any other kind than EuroCAST ... you are in for a major treat at clean-up time. (Hey, there's a reason the people here say that EuroCAST is "cookware, reinvented.")
About Joel Mielle
Joel studied culinary arts at William Angliss Institute, Melbourne (a leading institution teaching hospitality, tourism, and culinary arts), completing his apprenticeship while in school.
Joel Mielle, founder of Recipe30, is an internationally acclaimed social media chef focusing on healthy, whole food cooking. Whether the cuisine is from Europe, Asia, North America, or his home continent of Australia, Joel's passion for quality ingredients is as much about health as about flavor. "Packaged goods are just bad for you," he says. "And they don't really save you time or money."
He opened up his first French restaurant at the age of 21, and subsequently worked in multiple fine dining restaurants and hotels. Joel later expanded his career to include professional video production, and now he combines all his skills in his incredibly popular cooking channel, Recipe30, which attracts an impressive social media audience globally.
Joel also appears regularly on NBN TV in Lebanon and has his recipes playing in supermarkets across the United States. He travels to different countries seeking new food trends and delicious, healthy flavors, which he shares in his easy-to-follow video recipes -- many of which now feature his EuroCAST cookware. Just check out his video above -- and don't impatiently scroll to the 2 minute mark to see the EuroCAST magic he's performing. Every frame is lovely.
EuroCAST's attraction to Joel's point of view on food, friends, life, and travel is natural. We believe in healthy eating, delicious food, adventure, and spending more time with family and friends.
If you like extra heat in your chili, consider these options from our partners at blak•label. They give you heat options. And when you're armed with these weapons, you're packing some delicious heat.
Time's running out on the Starter Set and Family Set deals
This is your last chance for the Family Set and Starter Set at our blazing hot prices. This deal is going away Friday at midnight Pacific Time.