Uh oh. I’ve been so vocal and demonstrative about my views of beans in chili, I’m really in for some teasing from everyone. I love El Cid chili; but I read an article in the January 2011 Cook’s Illustrated that looked delicious; beans or no beans. A version of the recipe can be found here.
The ingredients; oh yeah. Notice this also has beer!
We sautee the meat; add some more liquid (including the beer) and stick it in the oven for a couple of hours until it looks like this:
This chili is sooooo tender and delicous. I’m still a fan of El Cid more than this but everyone else who tried it loved it. So, I’ll make it again.