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Mike’s Famous Chili Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jenny Larsen
Added: Monday, January 30, 2006

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 (29 oz.) cans tomato sauce
2 (28 oz.) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
2 cups diced onion
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
2 pounds spicy sausage
3 pounds lean ground beef
1 (16 oz.) bottle hickory smoke barbeque sauce
˝ cup chili powder (sounds like a lot doesn’t it?)
4 (15.25 oz.) cans kidney beans, undrained
2 (1 oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Directions:
1 In a large pot over medium heat, combine tomato sauce, tomatoes, onion and Italian seasoning.
2 Spread bacon out on two cookie sheets. (The kind with sides) bake in oven at 400 degrees, until crisp. Crumble into pieces and stir into pot.
3 In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until brown. Drain and stir into the pot.
4 In the same skillet over medium heat, cook the beef until brown, Drain and stir into the pot.
5 Stir the barbeque sauce and chili powder into the pot; taste and adjust seasonings. Stir in the kidney beans and chocolate and simmer until flavors are well blended. Serve

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Easy chili recipe for a large number of people. Prep time: approx. 30 minutes. Cook time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes. Ready in approx. 3 hours. Makes 20 servings(This is the best chili we have ever tasted.)

 

 

 

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