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Best Texas Chili


INGREDIENTS
  1. 4 ts Oil, olive
  2. 2 c Onions; chopped
  3. 1 c Celery; finely chopped
  4. 3 Garlic cloves
  5. 1 lb Beef, ground, lean; broiled
  6. 2 c Tomato sauce
  7. 12 oz Beans, Kidney red, cooked and drained
  8. 12 oz Beans, Pinto, cooked
  9. 2 tb Sugar, granulated
  10. 3 Bay leaves
  11. 3 Allspice, whole
  12. 1 tb Chili Powder
  13. 1 ts Oregano, dried
  14. 1/2 ts Pepper, black, freshly ground
  15. 1/4 ts Cumin, ground
  16. 1/4 ts Pepper, red ground
  17. 2 c Tomatoes, plum Italian (canned, reserve liquid) chopped
DIRECTIONS
  1. In medium nonstick skillet, heat oil, add onions, celery, and garlic; cook over medium heat until softened, about 2 minutes.
  2. Place vegetables and remaining ingredients in slow cooker; stir to combine.
  3. Cook on low setting 4 hours.

Chili Trivia:


  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases

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