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"Chili represents your three stages of matter: solid, liquid, and eventually gas."--John Goodman as Dan Conner

Bonnie Parker's Chili Recipe

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Susan Parker, from the kitchen of Bonnie Parker


2 cups beans
1 pound of hamburger
1 large onion
1 green pepper
1 small can of tomato sauce
1/4 tsp cumin
1 Bay leaf
1/4 tsp garlic power
1 large can of tomatoes
3 Tbsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Wash and soak beans overnight. The next day, brown hamburger, onion, green pepper, garlic, cumin. Pour off excess grease. Add the rest of the ingredients, cook slowly for 1 to 2 hours until beans are tender. Remove Bay leaf before serving. If chili is too thick, add water.




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