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Magic Chili Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Laural Taylor
Added: Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pound of sirloin - rinsed and drained
1 rib of a baby-back cut - yes, just one- ask the butcher.
1 pound of beef round - small chunks
1 pound of ground pork - rinsed and drained
2 large onions - chopped
1 bay leaf
1 can of beef stock
1 can of chicken stock
1 can of plain kidney beans
1 t salt
1/2 t of fine ground pepper
1 1/2 t of garlic powder 3 cloves fresh - minced
1 t of cumin
2 T of chili powder
1/4 t of brown sugar
1/4 t of dried oregano
1/4 cup strong coffee
4 large fresh maters - peeled and chopped.
2 cartons of Pomi tomato sauce - has no citric acid as a preservative - so not acid reflux or heart-burn.
1 T of dried basil

Directions:
Directions:
Cook all meats until done - rinse and drain.
Add onions - cook until tender.
Add garlic.
Add beef and chicken stocks
Add Bay leaf
Add Kidney beans.
Add coffee
Add tomato sauce
Add maters
Add all spices
Add brown sugar
Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours - stirring every 30 min.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes or less
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Papa gave this Chili its name! Magic! Jimo and June love it, too. It always cures what ails you.

 

 

 

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