Thanks. I'll have a hard time finding chipotle peppers (esp. in adobo sauce) and decent salsa. Given that the recipe bases on these ingredients, the result may not be great with replacements. I just searched for award winning chili recipes and found this recipe:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
3 lbs. Lean Tri-tip, ¼ inch cubes
10 oz. Swanson’s Chicken Broth
8 oz. Swanson’s Beef Broth
2 Tbsp Rancho De Chimayo Hot New Mexico Chile Powder
2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
4 oz Hunts Tomato Sauce
3 Tbsp Medium Hot New Mexico Chile Powder
4 Tbsp Quality Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1-1/2 Tbsp Onion Powder
1 t. Sea Salt
2 oz Hunts Tomato Sauce
3 Tbsp Mild California Chile Powder
1/2 Tbsp Hot New Mexico Chile Powder
1 Tbsp Cumin
2 t. Corn Starch
1 t. Sea Salt
Rinse the blood off of the meat. Lightly brown tri-tip in small batches until grey in color and add to pot. Add next 5 ingredients, bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a light boil for 2 hours or until meat is very tender.
Add the next 6 ingredients and turn to a very low simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the next 5 ingredients and leave at a very low simmer for 30 minutes.
You may adjust to taste by adding small amounts of Cayenne or Red Tabasco, Cumin, Salt or Brown sugar. Add chicken broth as necessary to cover meat. Simmer until tender.
*For a smoother sauce, run powders through a spice grinder and soak them in a very small amount of chicken broth.
Sounds simple enough. I'll just use bird’s eye chilis and unspecified ones, but whatever.