View Full Version : Hatch Chili con Carne on the Smokey Joe

09-18-2011, 03:59 PM
Where I live, football season signals the start of chili season too. A local supermarket got a huge shipment of Hatch chili peppers this weekend. So, I decided to make some Hatch Chili con Carne with beans on my Smokey Joe.


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


Thanks for looking, brethren!

09-18-2011, 04:04 PM
That looks awesome Bo!

09-18-2011, 04:08 PM
Looks very tasty. How hot are those chilis?

09-18-2011, 04:13 PM
That chili looks awesome
I could go for a couple of bowls

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09-18-2011, 04:14 PM
That does look great! Gonna have to make a big batch of chili soon.

09-18-2011, 04:14 PM
Man that looks so good I'm drooling!

Marjoram is a good substitute for Mexican oregano if used in the same quantities.

Greek or Italian oregano will work if you cut the quantities in half.

I like to add Marjoram to Mexican recipes even if the recipe does not call for it just because it adds a bit more flavor.

09-18-2011, 04:42 PM
Dayum nice indeed

09-18-2011, 04:55 PM
I like the looks of that!

09-18-2011, 04:59 PM
Dude, that post put me into a severe salivation crises !! Damn that looks awesome. I need to get started.

09-18-2011, 04:59 PM
Oh Baby!!! I'd hit that twice today!! Looking good. Glad you can enjoy the goodness of Hatch chile up in your parts! It's good stuff. I like the corn cakes too!


09-18-2011, 05:08 PM

09-18-2011, 05:11 PM

You really are an amazing cook.

09-18-2011, 05:45 PM
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09-18-2011, 06:03 PM
Bo, that looks delicious! And you cooked the whole thing on a WSJ. Wow. If there are any leftovers, I'll come get them. :hungry:

09-18-2011, 06:24 PM
If it tastes as good as it looks; you've got a real winner there.

Sleepy Smoker
09-18-2011, 06:43 PM
Wow, that looks amazing.

09-19-2011, 10:05 AM
Looks very tasty. How hot are those chilis?

Most of them have a heat level similar to poblanos. But, I did eat one that rivaled some jalapenos I've eaten. But, that one seems to be the exception so far.

09-19-2011, 10:08 AM
Excellent! Great looking chili. Gonna be chili season here soon.

09-19-2011, 11:06 AM
Oh man, I'm ready for some chili...I love how it turns out when cooked in the DO (which fits perfectly inside my tamale pot/smoker joe)!!

That looks like some good eats for sure!

09-19-2011, 11:41 AM
Man does that ever look gooooood! Ido love the red. Thanks for sharing.:icon_bigsmil

09-19-2011, 01:57 PM
:clap2: Looks great!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Now that Dallas is finely cooling down I'll have to smoke up some chili! Love the corn cakes, you got skills.

09-19-2011, 02:18 PM
This is like the third time I've looked at this...now it's lunch and I'm drooling!

chomper's bbq
09-19-2011, 03:10 PM
Hatch are the best. I try to be in Denver when the Hatch's come in and I have them roast a bushel at the roadside stand then I freeze them for the year. I like the looks of that chili. Taaaaasteyyyy

Terry The Toad
09-19-2011, 07:46 PM

09-20-2011, 06:16 PM

Lol, thanks!

Terry The Toad
09-20-2011, 06:34 PM
I love your "pron-approval" pics, so I thought you deserved one! :-D

09-20-2011, 06:37 PM
That's a good one! I may steal it. :laugh:

09-20-2011, 06:42 PM
That looks GREAT! I've never made chile. Thats something I need to try this year.

Smoking Bruin
09-21-2011, 03:33 PM
Looks incredible!

09-21-2011, 03:47 PM
+1 to all positive comments... I needs to make some chili now!

09-21-2011, 04:31 PM
that looks in-farking-credible!