I got this recipe from a site that no longer exists. It was a World of Warcraft fan site where the person made real recipes from the in-game “recipes”.
It’s mostly true to the original. I’ve made a couple of changes over the years. The original didn’t call for beans but I grew up eating beans in chili. Today’s version I used lentils because that’s what I had on hand. And I cut the chili garlic sauce in half because 8 oz made it SOOOO hot. Even still, it will make your nose run.
I like eating chili with roasted sweet potatoes. the sweetness of the sweet potato helps cut the heat of the chili a little.
2 lbs lean ground beef
1 serrano pepper
14 ounce can beef broth
4 ounces tomato sauce
2 cans beans or 3 cups cooked beans
2 1⁄2 cups water
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon cumin powder
5 tablespoons chili powder
4 ounces of chili garlic sauce (Huy Fong brand)
Chop the pepper and add it to a small sauce pan. Add 1/4 cup of water and bring to a boil - TURN ON THE VENTALATION ON YOUR STOVE. DO NOT BREATH IN THE STEAM (ask me how I know!)
Strain out the pepper and set the remaining water aside.
Brown meat in a large skillet. Drain grease out, if necessary. Add all other ingredients and the pepper water. Cook over medium heat for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.