Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays! GF Dutch Oven Chili

I don't know whether it's the fact that I'm getting older or maybe I need to buy a slow watch but it seems the days and weeks just FLY by.  It's already time again for another Tasty Tuesday and this weeks post is GF Dutch Oven Chili.  You can see other Dutch Oven recipes under Gluten Free recipes in the archives and I will be posting more regularly.  It's only a few days away from our annual camping trip and this one falls on Fathers Day weekend.  What a great time to take my boys out on the river fishing, playing and swimming.  A lot of our family is coming as well so it will be a great time.

I love to eat chili in the summer.  A lot of people think of it as a winter time dish but to me it recalls endless cookouts, family gatherings and good times with friends.  Many would think that chili is a naturally gluten free dish and it can be if you are careful about your ingredients.  If you make your chili seasoning from scratch there are no worries.  If you buy it from the grocer, you must be very careful as many of the national brands have wheat or wheat flour as a main ingredient.  Be sure to check the label on the back to protect yourself.  If you have taken Dr. Wise Formula II Intestinal Calm for your Celiac Disease you may eat gluten without worry.

Alright lets get to the recipe.  The ingredients are as follows:

1 Dutch Oven 10-12"

1 - small bag of charcoal (You will need about 20-30 briquettes to cook your chili)

2 lbs ground beef (Many people cook with 1 lb but I made enough for a big group)

1 - packet of GF chili seasoning (I used Rays Original Chili seasoning here.)
1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes

1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce

1 - 15oz. can of Great Northern beans (or other bean of choice)

1 - 15oz. can of Red Kidney beans (or other bean of choice)

1 - 12 oz. bottle or can of your favorite GF beer


Starting in your kitchen, brown and drain your hamburger meat and place in bottom of the Dutch Oven.     (10 - 15 minutes)

Start the charcoal when the meat is 3/4 done so that it will be ready when you have your ingredients together.

Add chili seasoning to the beef.

Add 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes.

Add two 15 oz. cans of beans. (undrained)

Add 8 oz. can of tomato sauce.

Pour over top of the ingredients the 12 oz. can or bottle of GF beer.  (For those that may be concerned any / all alcohol evaporate during the cooking.  Adding the beer gives it a very good flavor that you will enjoy.)

Cover your Dutch Oven and let simmer for 1.5 - 2 hours.

You will want to place all of your charcoal for the chili on the bottom of the pan so you can have maximum heat to simmer the chili.  Unlike cakes, pies, breads, etc. there is no need to brown anything on top.  You will want to keep the dish closed so that the heat can build, stirring often to get all those wonderful flavors mixed right in.  I usually make my chili seasoning from scratch but this one was very good if a little spicy for the kids. 

Make sure to check the ingredients closely if you buy the mix from a store.  I know I must sound crazy telling Celiacs / Gluten intolerants to check labels but it never hurts to be wary.... Be sure to stop by Thursday for GF Dutch Oven cornbread!


This post is part of the following blog carnivals........Go check out these great sites!!
Mouthwatering Mondays
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Two For Tuesdays 
Real Food Wednesday
Gluten-Free Wednesdays
Pennywise Platter Thursday
Gluten Free Recipes on Foodista


April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a good idea to use beer in chili - I've never done that before but I will next time!

girlichef said...

Yum! I love a good chili ;) And although I do not suffer from CD, what a great product to know about for those loved ones who do! Thanks for sharing with Two for Tuesdays =)

J L Health said...

April I don't remember the first time I used beer in my chili but I make it a point to add it now....

J L Health said...

I appreciate your hosting Girlichef.....

Brenda said...

I have never thought to use beer in chili either, maybe I will try that tomorrow.

Bethany said...

This Chili looks AWESOME! I love a good chili and I love anything made in a Dutch oven - so this is a win-win ;)
Thanks for adding it to our Two for Tuesday blog hop! I'm so glad that you did and hope you join us next week as well!

Aubree Cherie said...

Oh wow, this chili looks tasty! Very hearty and I LOVE how you made it! Can't say I've ever cooked with the dutch oven method before, but it certainly looks like a lot of fun :)

~Aubree Cherie

J L Health said...

This is more fun than any other method but a little more work. I like to stay close and check it often.....I enjoy the blog hop and wouldn't miss it.

Linda said...

I like chili in the summer too, though I don't eat beans very often. I would be careful about recommending products like Intestinal Calm. I could see it being beneficial for someone with gluten intolerance, but dealing with an autoimmune disease is a different matter. Nothing I read at that site would convince me to try it. I would need to see results of studies showing that it blocks the autoimmune response. Just my thoughts. Thanks as always for participating in GF Wednesdays.

J L Health said...

Linda, I appreciate the comment. The reason that I have chosen to recommend Intestinal Calm to my readers is due to the results that I have seen. Several people that I know personally were very serious Celiacs before taking Dr. Wise's Formula II Intestinal Calm. Dr. Wise's formula was first developed in 2005 and has been refined and perfected since that time. To date over 500 people have been treated for their Celiac Disease. After seeing these impressive results with his patients, He commissioned a double blind medical study to have proof of the formula's effectiveness. The people in the study were diagnosed Celiacs, with IGA numbers ranging from 60 - 100. After taking the formula, their IGA numbers dropped to less than 10! As soon as the study results are published, I will post them or link to them. The people that have taken the product eat any and all foods that they wish, including gluten rich foods with no immune response triggers. A small number of patients experienced problems with IBS when consuming genetically modified wheat. They were found to be low on Omega 3 and magnesium and once these were replenished, they had no more IBS issues. I hope I have helped you with some of your questions and if you have any more, please let me know....



Alex@amoderatelife said...

Hey Jason, thanks so much for participating in the Two for Tuesday Recipe Blog Hop and hope to see you again next week. Chili is my fave, and after I get me a dutch oven as we discussed (thanks for the recommendation!) I will be making this for sure!

Alyss said...

Great post! I look forward to reading your other dutch oven recipes. Thanks!

J L Health said...

Alex it's my pleasure and anytime you need advice just let me know....Advice is free, opinions cost extra!

Alyss, I could do Dutch Oven recipes every week for year but I will try to restrain myself and mix it up a little bit.

gfe--gluten free easily said...

I agree with Linda on this one. Double blind studies of Intestinal Calm (or other products) to be published or not, folks should not be eating gluten if they are celiac/gluten intolerant/gluten sensitive. Period.


J L Health said...

Shirley, I appreciate the discussion and certainly understand your skepticism. I know many people who at one time expressed the same doubts. After living a GF lifestyle, it is difficult to believe there are any other answers.

For example I know a lady who was extremely sensitive to gluten contamination. She became violently ill after she ate a salad that had touched some croutons. She took the Formula II Intestinal Calm with your exact reservations and then slowly realized that gluten ingestions, accidental or otherwise, had absolutely no effect on her. She now eats any food she wishes with no worry. With the money back guarantee, she decided it is worth a small investment to protect her health.


shopannies said...

this sounds hearty and like a good filler up chilli

Pierce said...

I have ear marked this recipe for cooler weather. I love chili and you made this recipe a lotta fun!

J L Health said...

Thanks ShopAnnie! It's very satisfying.

Pierce, I hope you'll try it. It is a lot of fun and very delicious.

Alisa said...

My husband and I love chili in any weather so i'll definitely try this soon.if you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

J L Health said...

Thanks Alisa, I'll get your widget posted!!