The Superbowl is just around the corner. You know what goes really well with football? Chili. Especially chili with steak in it. It’s manly and sporty…like football.
Here is a delicious recipe for some awesome steak, black bean and sweet potato chili, modified from Eating Well. I made this for M a few weeks ago, and let me tell you, it was definitely awesome! You can probably get at least three meals or one, fantastic Superbowl party out of this recipe!
Steak, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
One package Steak tips- use however much you like! We used 0.8lbs, but you could easily use more…
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium-large sweet potato
1 large onion
4 cloves of garlic
2 15oz cans black beans
1 can tomato paste
2 Tbsp chili powder
4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 cups water
4 tsp lime juice
I minced my garlic. (I had to take a picture of this garlic clove: it looked like a mama garlic with her little baby garlic on her back.) I think that peeled garlic cloves are one of them most beautiful things in nature. They’re so smooth, perfectly shaped and anti-microbial.
Then, I peeled my sweet potato using my favorite kitchen tool of all time, and chopped it into cubes.
I heated the olive oil over low/medium heat and added the onions and sweet potato. Once the onions started to soften (after about 5 minutes), I added the chili powder, garlic, cumin, cayenne and salt– the trick here is to add the spices as you stir. Make sure not to breathe in any of the steam…or you might choke on cayenne…like I did. ANYWAY…
While the chili is reducing, you should probably whip up some cornbread. I used a recipe from the Moosewood cookbook and substituted almond flour for regular flour.
1 cup almond flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp arrowroot
2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup unsweetened So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk
1 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp butter
Pre-heat the oven to 350F, combine all the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Melt the butter in a heat proof bowl and mix in the honey, coconut milk, egg and lemon juice. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and pour into a glass baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
What are you planning to make for the big game?