Top Chef Junior contestant Owen Pereira shared this recipe for chili with three kinds of meat. "It's easy to make, the prep is fast and you get a great reward," says 14-year-old Pereira, who hopes to someday become a Michelin-starred chef.
Brown the beef, veal and pork sausage in a large saute pan with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Use a whisk to break up the large pieces. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.2.
In a 6-8 quart stockpot, cook the bacon over medium heat until browned and crisped. Add the vegetables and saute until they are translucent. Add the browned meat to the pot and stir to combine.3.
Stir in the chipotle chiles, adobo sauce and spices. Add the tomato puree and stock and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook uncovered for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. If chili becomes too thick, add more stock. Add the beans to the chili during the last 30 minutes of cook time. Finish with salt and pepper to taste.