Carnivorous Chili & Vegetarian Chili | Basics with Babish

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This week on Basics, I’m showing you how to make the meatiest chili con carne and the best ever vegetarian chili. Both use chili paste that you can make from scratch.

This video is sponsored by Bounty Paper Towels.


Ingredients & Shopping List:
+ For the chili con carne:
2 pasilla chiles (dried whole)
4 arbol chiles (dried whole)
4 chipotle chiles (dried whole)
3 guajillo chiles (dried whole)
3 ancho chiles (dried whole)
1 whole chuck roast
Vegetable oil
1 white onion, roughly chopped
6 cloves garlic, crushed
4 cups chicken stock
Ground allspice
Ground coriander
Dried oregano
2-3 Tbsp tomato paste
2-3 Tbsp masa harina
2 limes, juiced
Shredded cheese, for garnish

+ For the vegetable stock:
1 white onion
4 ribs celery
1 bulb fennel
1 parsnip, peeled
3 carrots
1 leek
1 small head cauliflower
2 beets
Vegetable oil
Sprigs of fresh thyme
Small head of garlic, halved
1 bunch parsley
2 dried bay leaves
1 Tbsp whole black peppercorns
1 handful dried porcini mushrooms
2 sheets dried kombu

+ For the vegetarian chili:
2 pasilla chiles (dried whole)
4 arbol chiles (dried whole)
4 chipotle chiles (dried whole)
3 guajillo chiles (dried whole)
3 ancho chiles (dried whole)
2 dried porcini mushrooms
3 poblano peppers
3 jalapeno peppers
2 large onions, roughly chopped
Olive oil
6-7 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2-3 Tbsp tomato paste
3 tsp toasted cumin
Ground coriander
Dried oregano
1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
14oz can diced tomatoes
14oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 tsp liquid aminos
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
3 cups vegetable stock (ingredients above)
Sour cream and sliced jalapenos, for garnish

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Babish Culinary Universe says:

Obviously I said spidey on purpose, I'm a professional, I would never include a mistake like that in a final product.

P. Under says:

Allow everyone to get to know each……before you consume them

zombeef 21 says:

me: boy babish loves bounty
also me marry's bounty: but i love it more

Greg Dukowski says:

Tried this meat chili recipe strictly adhering to your recipe. Everything was fine until the end when it came time to thicken. You put the masa harina directly into your chili and that's what ruined the entire batch. LUMPS EVERYWHERE. Thanks for THAT. Maybe you could actually tell people to dissolve the flour in cold water. Anyway, wasted money and time thanks to following your directions.

TheMuffinMan says:

How can chiles have a fruity flavor…theyre peppers…

Khaya Sambo says:

Yes, I admit it. I read Carnivorous as Corona Virus.

Aaron Reavis says:

I'm watching this while eating a bowl of coco pebbless. It's actually kinda weird.

Rishabh Gill says:

Bounty: okay babish, for paid promotion how many times can you mention us?

Babish: Yes.

Rishabh Gill says:

practically stroking bounty on here. lol but great recipe👅

Ian Lemenach says:

Why chicken stock? I would use beef

Henry Jones says:

Carnivorous Chili: Eat it before it eats you!

TheGarodes says:

what a waste of paper this is

TheSynchronos says:

Since i saw your "10 things i wish i knew"-video i always get sick watching you using chicken stock 😡

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