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Louisiana Chili


INGREDIENTS
  1. 2 pounds lean ground pork
    2 large onions, chopped
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    3 stalks celery, chopped
    1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes
  2. 1 (28 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    1 teaspoon oregano
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    Dash hot pepper sauce
    Pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large heavy skillet, cook ground pork over medium heat, breaking up pieces, about 10 minutes or until browned. Drain any fat. Transfer to large saucepan or Dutch oven.
  2. Add onions; cook 5 minutes. Add garlic, peppers and celery; cook 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, breaking up with a spoon.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Add a small amount of water if necessary.
  4. Makes 8 servings

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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