Prime Rib Chili

Prime rib chili is one of those things that just sort of happened. With the end of winter in sight I decided to start rummaging around in the freezer for anything I need to use up. I came across a nice rib roast that I’d forgotten about. I’d picked up a few of them last time they were on sale. They were so cheap in fact that I didn’t mind using a slightly more expensive cut of meat in a chili. And boy, does prime rib ever make for a fantastic chili. Great beefy flavor and of course tender as you can get.

Prime Rib Chili

Other than the prime rib, this chili is pretty much your standard fantastic chili. I really love poblanos in a chili. To make them extra special I roast them on the grill or under the broiler first. For the same reason, I prefer fire-roasted tomatoes in my chili. That char adds a lot of flavor.

Prime Rib Chili

Prime rib chili is one of those things that just sort of happened. And boy, does prime rib ever make for a fantastic chili. Great beefy flavor and of course tender as you can get.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 376kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds prime rib trimmed, cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • Kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large red onion diced
  • 2 poblano peppers seeded, chopped (optional: roast the peppers first and remove any loose skin)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce red kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • pepper jack cheese shredded
  • cilantro chopped, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Season the beef well with the salt and pepper.
  • Working in batches, heat some of the oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat and add the beef. Brown on all sides, 4-5 minutes, and remove to a plate.
  • Add the onion to the Dutch oven and cook 5 minutes.
  • Add the poblano and cook another 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  • Stir in the chili powder, cumin and coriander and cook another 3 minutes.
  • Add the broth, tomatoes and cooked beef.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.
  • Add the beans and simmer another 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice.
  • Serve topped with cheese and garnished with cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 724IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Coffee Rub for Beef

Coffee and beef go together like…. uh… well all other things that go together great. The coffee flavor mellows and enriches the beefy taste. My favorite way to use this coffee rub for beef is on smoked beef brisket. I give the meat a nice generous coating of the rub and let it sit overnight before smoking it until nice and incredibly tender. Perfect. And that’s not the only great use of this rub, either. A little sprinkle on burgers just before grilling them really gives them a fantastic rich different flavor.

coffee-rub-for-beef

You can use whatever coffee suits your fancy, but for me, the best is the coffee from Cafe du Monde. It has a wonderful chicory flavor that is incredibly rich and compliments beef perfectly. You can now find Cafe du Monde coffee in most grocery stores, thankfully, so you don’t have to go to New Orleans to get it. However, going to New Orleans is never a bad idea, so next time you go, bring back some coffee.

Coffee Rub for Beef

My favorite way to use this coffee rub for beef is on smoked beef brisket. I give the meat a nice generous coating of the rub and let it sit overnight before smoking it until nice and incredibly tender. 
Course Spice Rub
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 629kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Store in an air-tight container.

For smoking beef cuts

  • Rub all sides of the beef with prepared yellow mustard.
  • Apply the rub liberally. Wrap in foil or place in a resealable container and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, up to 12 hours, before smokng.

For burgers

  • Sprinkle the rub on both sides of the burger patties before cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 629kcal | Carbohydrates: 154g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 19240mg | Potassium: 1859mg | Fiber: 30g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 6277IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 538mg | Iron: 13mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Beef Summer Sausage

Well, hot diggity dog! Get me some cheese and crackers and fast! This beef summer sausage came out tasting fantastic! Perfect texture, too. Boy, I could not have been happier with it. Great beefy flavor with a hint of smoke and pepper.

Beef Summer Sausage


I made my beef summer sausage ‘log’ a bit bigger round than I had thought, close to 2 inches. Not that that was a bad thing, but next time I’ll shoot for a size that fits more perfectly onto a cracker. A little meaty overhang isn’t a bad thing, mind you.

And I might add a bit of heat next time. I’m thinking that a few good sized pinches of red pepper flake ought to do it!

Also try my homemade Italian sausage. I love serving smoked sausage with my Sriracha mustard dipping sauce.

Beef Summer Sausage

Well, hot diggity dog! Get me some cheese and crackers and fast! This beef summer sausage came out tasting fantastic! Perfect texture, too. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 hours
Total Time 16 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 pound
Calories 2304kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef the leanest you can find, preferably
  • 2 tablespoons Morton's Tender Quick
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon smoked black pepper or use regular black pepper and add a bit more Liquid Smoke
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

Instructions

  • Place the meat into a bowl and add the Tender Quick. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, start by preheating your oven to 225 F.
  • Add the Liquid Smoke, pepper and garlic salt to the meat and mix very well.
  • Divide the meat into two equally-sized halves and form into logs.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 4 hours.
  • Remove and let cool completely before slicing thin and serving with sliced cheeses and crackers.

Nutrition

Calories: 2304kcal | Protein: 156g | Fat: 181g | Saturated Fat: 70g | Trans Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 644mg | Sodium: 2967mg | Potassium: 2450mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 18mg

Nutritional values are approximate.