"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Grandma's Chili Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barbara Leavitt

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 large diced onions
4 large garlic gloves
4 Tbsp olive oil

4 lbs lean stew beef, cut in 1" x 1" cubes
3 lbs bulk pork sausage

2- large cans of diced tomatoes
2 -6 oz. cans of tomato paste
1 - Large baked beans
6 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp oregano
2 tsp salt and sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa

2 -15 oz cans Kidney beans with liquid
2- 15 oz cans Pinto beans with liquid

Directions:
Directions:
Saute onions and garlic in olive oil, add beef and sausage and cook till brown, pour off fat. In a crock pot pour in meat mixture, then add tomatos , paste and baked beans and all spices. Simmer for 2 hours, then add beans and place on low for another 1/2 hour and then ready to serve.
You can serve with grated cheese, sour cream and even baked potatoes. Freezes well for storing extra servings.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
20
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes, 2.5 hours cooking time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is grandma's chili recipe that I have made over all the years. It has won several contest and is one of our families' favorite meals. Great for Halloween night and all through the winter.

 

 

 

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