Dragonbreath Chili

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.


Even the name sounds hot and then you recommend having the fan on … I’m sure my family would like this though.


lol, that’s awesome! :laughing: I never thought about making dragonbreath chili. :+1::fire::dragon::bowl_with_spoon: Although my husband and I have joked about making lean wolf flanks for dinner when we barbecued steaks. :smile: :cut_of_meat:


That is a fabulous tip. LOL @ “dragonbreath” - accurate moniker for chili or things with certain spices. Looks like a yummy dinner. We also grew up with beans in chili, and DH’s family adds corn which I never heard of doing befre we met.

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Oh yum!

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Wait a minute…I see lentils and sweet potatoes??

NM! I just saw your text at top (I was just reading the ingredients). You’re WILD!!!

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I guess I need to try serranos again. The one time I tried them they seemed so tame. So maybe I just got some bad ones.

Though, I hope that I get some ghost peppers this year because I want to try a chili with those. They make an awesome bean soup. Man, I’m hungry.

Love that you made a lentil version. Sounds delicious!

Just using a Serrano pepper isn’t too hot. But cutting it in pieces and boiling it in water and using just the water is hot.

But most of the heat in this recipe is coming from the garlic chili paste. Which is a paste made from red chili’s, salt, garlic, and vinegar.

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Hmm! Sort of sounds like the asian sweet chili sauce, minus the sweet. I’ll have to see if I can find it here.

This recipe looks amazing! I’ll have to give it a try. :smiley:

Once upon a time, my DH decided to make his own chili powder with ghost peppers. (There’s a story about his boss claiming to have an iron clad stomach and no chili was ever hot enough for him, which my DH, the Texan, took as a personal challenge.) So my DH dried his collection of peppers on the grill and brought them inside to crush into powder in the blender. Long story short, he ended up macing himself with the fumes from the still hot peppers.

Yeah…he hasn’t attempted that again. :wink:

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I love a good chili recipe, thanks for sharing it! We only use ghost chili flakes in our house. It took a while to figure out how to use them.