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Lone Star Beef Chili Recipe

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6 oz thick-cut bacon, diced
1 1/2 lbs beef chuck for stew
1/2 cup chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 green pepper, cored and diced
2 sweet red peppers, cored and diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
sour cream
sliced scallions

Heat a large heavy stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring frequently, 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon. Increase heat to high and add beef to pot. Brown 3 minutes. Turn over and brown 2 minutes more. Reduce heat to medium and stir in chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute.

Return bacon to pot along with onion, peppers, and garlic. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add crushed tomatoes and 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover pot and continue to cookl for another 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally and adjusting temp as needed so chili doesn't burn.

Uncover and stir. Serve topped with sour cream and scallions.




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