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Karen's Chili Recipe

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Karen Hall
Added: Saturday, November 15, 2008


4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds ground beef
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
1 C. tomato juice
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
1 (14 ounce) can beef broth
1 pkg Two Alarm Chili mix
2 Anaheim chile peppers, chopped
1 serrano pepper, chopped
1 habanero pepper, sliced
1 jalepeno pepper, minced

Place 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet and place it over medium heat. Cook and stir the onions, garlic, and beef until meat is browned and onions are transparent.

Put this mixture into a crockpot or large pot.

Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and beef broth. Add Two Alarm Chili mix.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer.

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat remaining oil. Cook Anaheim, serrano and habanero peppers in oil until just tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add minced jalepeno without cooking. Stir into the pot and simmer 2-4 hours.

(*NOTE: This is the basic recipe, but I always add a number of secret ingredients until it tastes like I want it to. Some of the things I've added: dark beer, chocolate, strong coffee, various hot sauces, wasabi, Worcestershire sauce, sugar.)




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