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More Laura in the Kitchen Recipes:
½ lb of Sweet Italian Sausage, removed from the casing
½ lb of Ground Beef
1 Large Onion, diced
1 Red Bell Pepper, seeded and diced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, seeded and finely chopped
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
2 Tbsp of Chili Powder
2 tsp of Ground Cumin
1 ½ Tbsp of Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp of Tomato Paste
1 tsp of Dried Oregano
¾ cup of Red Wine
¾ cup of Beef Stock
1 28 oz can of Chopped Tomatoes
1 15oz can of Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1) In a large pot over medium high heat, cook together ground beef and the sausage, add the chopped bell pepper, onion, jalapeno and garlic season with salt and pepper, cook for about 7 to 8 minutes or until the veggies cook down and start to develop some color.
2) Add the wine, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, tomato paste, and oregano and give it a nice stir. Cook for about 1 minute, add the chopped tomatoes, kidney beans, and beef stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook for a couple hours.
3) Taste for seasoning and serve over rice with some sharp cheddar shredded over the top.