Here is my entry for the MINI throwdown.
I picked up some Hatch chili peppers.
I started by roasting the peppers to remove the skins.
Once the peppers were nicely charred I put them in a sealed container to rest. Then, I put on some olive oil, onions, and garlic.
When the onions and garlic had cooked for a little while I added the ground beef and the 1st seasoning dump of some chili powder, oregano, and chervil. I prefer to use Mexican oregano but I can't find it in any stores in my town anymore.
Once the meat had browned, I added some pureed San Marzano tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, and some beef broth.
I let it simmer while I skinned the peppers, removed the seeds and chopped them. Then, I added them to the pot.
I let the pot continue to simmer. About 30 minutes before finishing the cook, I added another dump of seasonings that included some Hatch chili powder.
When the chili was ready, I covered the dutch oven and set it aside. Then, I made some corn cakes.
And, here is the finished dish. It was rich, spicy, and very good, if I do say so myself.
Hatch Chili con Carne with Beans