Wagyu Beef Chili is an awesomely delicious chili recipe made with tender Wagyu beef that melts in your mouth and is packed with flavor. This is one that you will want to keep handy at all times this soup and stew season!
It is perfect when eaten alone or paired with homemade cornbread. If you omit the beans, it even makes the perfect chili for hot dogs!
Preheat cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat. Add olive oil. Brown meat. Drain off fat from meat.
We source our Wagyu ground beef from our local farmer's market from Winters Family Beef. http://wintersfamilybeef.com/
Add onions, then tomatoes plus two cans of water.
These are some of our favorite canned fire roasted tomatoes.
Stir in spices.
Simmer for 30 minutes. Add beans. Stirring occasionally.
Whisk together flour and warm water until smooth but pourable paste. Add to the simmering chili. Stir together well. Simmer 30 more minutes.
Preheat a large cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Add sesame oil. Brown ground pork.
Cook the black rice using a medium sauce pan, according to the package directions. This should take approximately 30 minutes for one cup of rice. We did this while cooking the lettuce wrap ingredients. Saved tons of time!
After the pork is fully browned, remove from pan, leaving juices. There won't be much as the pork is very lean. You may have to add a little more oil at this point.
Mise en place (cut and prepare) all your veggies so that they are diced in equal sizes.
Drain and quarter those yummy water chestnuts.
Sautee the veggies in the hot skillet until tender. Adding the ginger, garlic, and water chestnuts after your veggies are tender. This is a perfect time to season with salt according to your taste.
Add the pork back into the veggie mixture. Stirring well. Pour the teriyaki and soy sauces over the mixture. Continue to stir until heated through.
Using a small ramekin or other small bowl, fill to the top with the rice and carefully invert onto the plate to form those pretty little mounds of rice. Top with a drizzle of sesame oil and a few black sesame seeds.
Serve the pork teriyaki mixture on a platter in the middle of the table with the lettuce on the side for a crowd...or fill in a few individual lettuce cups for each person. Whatever you prefer!