Homemade Chili for the Seattle Rainy Season

Fall is just around the corner! What a better way to welcome the rain and the changing color of the leaves with a hearty bowl of chili. This is my rendition of the comfort food best eaten with a toasted baguette and garlic butter watching the rain move through the lake. Serve on your favorite Sunday Football with chips and your favorite IPAs. For wines, I recommend a glass of Zinfandel or Pinot for this hearty meal.


1 1/2 lbs of lean ground Beef

1/2 lbs ground Lamb

3 tablespoons of Pancetta

4 Mild spicy Italian sausages

1 cup of white Canelli beans

1 cup of Red Kidney beans

1/2 cup diced Yellow Onion

1/2 cup diced Carrots

1/2 cup diced Celery

1 large Bay Leaf

2 tablespoon of your favorite Cajun seasoning

1 tablespoon of smoked or regular Paprika

2 teaspoons of Turmeric

Optional 2 teaspoons of Chipotle powder

1-2 teaspoon of Red Chili flakes

2 teaspoons of Fennel seeds

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

3 cups of Marinara tomato sauce (your favorite store brand)

1 cup of dry Red Wine or Table Wine

3 tablespoons of Tomato paste

2 tablespoons of Anchovy paste or 2 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground Black pepper


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