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Chili Recipe

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Gretchen Doherty
Added: Monday, October 6, 2008


2 lb lean, ground beef
2 medium onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 (16 oz.) cans of diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 c. water
3-4 jalapeno peppers
1/4 c. chili powder
1 tsp. ground red pepper
1/2 tsp. each salt & pepper
1 bay leaf
2 cans of kidney beans

Cook ground beef, onions, green pepper, celery and garlic in a large pot until meat is browned. No need to drain. Stir in undrained tomatoes and remaining ingredients except kidney beans. Simmer uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans and cook another 30 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Careful on the jalapenos. The recipe actually calls for 6 or 7, but I think that's way too many. Also seed them before chopping to reduce the heat.




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