Veal Chili with Cheddar-Jack Cheese Fries

Veal Chili with Cheddar-Jack Cheese Fries

Serves:
12 servings

Ingredients

Chili:

  • 3 lb Ground veal (IMPS/NAMP 396)
  • 3 cups or 1 lb Chopped onions
  • 2 Tbsp or 1 oz Minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 4 cups or 12-1/4 oz Chopped red bell peppers
  • 3 cups or 3 oz Chopped cremini mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp Ground cumin
  • 3 cups Veal stock
  • 2 cups or 1 lb Canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups Dry red wine (Meritage)
  • 1/2 cup or 4-1/2 oz Tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Masa harina
  • 1/2 cup or 1 oz Finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2-1/4 cups or 9 oz Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2-1/4 cups or 9 oz Shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Fries:

  • 12 each Small Idaho russet potatoes, each cut into 8 wedges (steak fries)
  • Vegetable oil for frying as needed
  • Finely chopped fresh cilantro as needed
  • Kosher salt as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper as needed

Garnish:

  • Finely chopped fresh cilantro as needed
  • Diced California avocado as needed

Instructions

Chili:

  1. Brown ground veal with onions and garlic in oil in rondo or roasting pan. Season with salt and black pepper. Add bell peppers and mushrooms; sauté until peppers are tender. Add cumin; sauté 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in stock, tomatoes, wine, tomato paste and chipotle pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 1 hour. Sift in masa harina; continue simmering until slightly thickened. Stir in cilantro. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside; keep warm.

  2. Combine cheeses; set aside.

Fries:

  1. Fries per order: Blanch 8 wedges in 325°F oil; drain. Fry in 375°F oil until golden brown. Toss fries with 1/2 oz cheeses and cilantro; season with salt and black pepper. Melt cheese under broiler, if necessary.

  2. Ladle about 10 oz chili into 12 oz individual gratin or soufflé dish; top with 1 oz cheese blend. Broil to melt cheese. Garnish with cilantro and avocado. Serve with fries.


VEAL CUTS – IMPS / NAMP

Ground – 396