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Old 12-20-2007, 02:54 PM   #8
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I make great chili, if I do say so myself

My recipe:

Brown in a large stock pot:
2 lbs. ground beef
2 onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
If needed, drain. Then add:
1 green pepper, chopped
4 serrano peppers, seeded and finely chopped
2 cans chili beans
28 oz. crushed tomatoes
3 T. tomato paste
1 t. cumin
1 t. salt
2 T. chili powder
t. cayenne pepper
1 t. oregano
1 dash Tabasco
1 small can V-8, if you've got it
2 T brown sugar
1 T flour/1 T starch (for thickening, if necessary)


Simmer for at least an hour, more if possible. Cool and freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator or microwave and heat using whatever method you prefer. Serve with corn chips or over elbow macaroni with sour cream.


Notes: I personally don't care for beans, so I omit them and add extra peppers. You can also substitute shredded chicken for the beef...very yummy. Also, be very careful when handling the serrano peppers. They're pretty hot, and the last thing you want to do is touch them and then rub your eyes. Scrape out all of the inner membranes and seeds before chopping and wear gloves.
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