Chili IV

  1. 2 lb Ground Beef (The leaner the better)
    1 15oz Can Kidney Beans (I tried it starting from scratch with dried beans but it wasn't worth the effort)
    1 15oz can Black Turtle Beans (Progresso makes good ones)
    1 8oz can tomato sauce (I don't like a lot of tomato in my chili)
    1 large Yellow Onion (Chopped)
    5-6 cloves of garlic (or about 2 teaspoons of garlic in oil)
  2. 1 tbsp Paprika
    1 tbsp Cumin
    1 tbsp Garlic Powder
    1 tbsp Oregano
    1 tsp Cayenne (I told ya I liked it hot)
    1/2 tsp Black Pepper
    Salt to taste
    Enough Olive oil to saute the onions,garlic and jalapenos
    12 Large Jalapeno peppers (Take the seeds out before using)
  1. Chop the onions, peppers and garlic. Saute them in olive oil until the onions are browned.
  2. Throw in the Beef and continue cooking until the beef is browned.
  3. When done, throw the mixture along with all of the other ingredients, into a crock pot or stewing pot. In the crock pot cook for 6 to 10 hours. In the stew pot cook covered for about an hour and a half.
  4. If more liquid is needed I like to add beer, but red wine is great too.
  5. Recipe by Chuck Morford

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