I don't really have a chili recipe, except for whatever comes on the chili seasonings packet. I found this one on Allrecipes and it looks good! It has cocoa in it and I've always wanted to try that.
I want to make some changes to recipe but don't want to mess up the taste. Here is the recipe:
Change 1: It calls for 14.5 oz can of beer. DH is gluten free so beer is off limits. I don't want to skip the liquid so should I just add beef stock? Any other recommendations?
Change 2 (possible): it calls for 1 cup strong brewed coffee. We are not coffee drinkers and do not have it in the house. I am especially reactive to the caffiene in coffee but doubt 1 cup in a whole pot of chili would be a concern. I can bring home a cup from work - would that be ok? Would decaf be ok?
Change 3: It calls for beef sirloin, which is too expensive for us. we use stew meat which is like top or bottom round I think. Is that ok? It usually needs a long cook time and I use my crock pot for all beef stew recipes. Can I use my crock pot for this chili recipe? I would brown the meet with the ground beef first.
Thank for the feedback :-)