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Grandma Lester's Famous Chili Beans Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mom
Added: Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c. pinto beans, dry
3 qts. water

1 lg. peeled onion whole
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 bay leaf
2 tbls. butter or margerine
4 tsp. salt

2 lbs. ground beef (browned)
1 c. tomoatoe juice
3 tbs. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. cumin

Directions:
Directions:
Bring washed beans to a boil, simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off heat and let set coverered for one hour.

Add onion, garlic, bay leaf, butter and salt. Simmer covered for 2 hours. Remove onion and bayleaf.

Add remaining ingreadients, coverr and simmer for 2 more hours. Add salt to taste.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
5 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This or chicken and dumplings was always my request for my birthday dinner growing up. Wrap leftovers in totillas sprinkled with jack cheese and freeze for burritos!

 

 

 

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