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Dutch Oven Chili Recipe

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This recipe for Dutch Oven Chili, by , is from Troop 1887 Cookbook - from Chuck Box to Backpacking, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Shafer Family
Added: Thursday, April 23, 2009


4 strips bacon

2 lbs lean coarse ground chuck (or hamburger)
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
8 cloves garlic, minced
Grease from bacon

1 jalapeņo pepper, seeded & minced (use caution handling hot peppers - avoid touching eyes!)
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1 - 20 oz can chopped tomatoes
1 - 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 - small can tomato paste

1 can pinto or kidney beans

Cook bacon until crispy & remove from dutch oven.
Brown meat, onion, green pepper, and garlic in bacon grease.
Add in remaining ingredients.
Stir well, cover, and cook approximately 1 hour.

Serves 6-8
12" oven
Prepare and cook in 90 minutes
Serve with cornbread

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15 minutes




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