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Chili Base

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Fresh pasilla chile peppers
  • 2 Fresh Anaheim chile peppers
  • 2 Red bell peppers
  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • 2 md Onions; diced
  • 4 Fresh jalapeno chile peppers
  • -(or more if desired)
  • - seeded and finely minced
  • 3 tb Minced garlic
  • 10 Tomatoes; seeded and diced
  • 2 Dried ancho chile pepper
  • -=OR=- Pasilla chiles
  • - stemmed and seeded
  • 2 ts Cumin powder
  • 1 ts Ground cinnamon
  • Salt; as desired


If you like chili, you'll want to make a lot of this and freeze it. Add
whatever extra ingredients you like and you have your own custom chili.
ROAST, PEEL AND SEED the pasilla, Anaheim and red peppers, then dice them.
Preheat oven to 325F. Heat the oil in a medium ovenproof skillet over
medium heat, add the onions and jalapeno peppers and cook, uncovered, until
the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, tomatoes,
roasted peppers, dried chiles, cumin, cinnamon and salt. Cover and place in
the 325F oven for 30 minutes. Remove the chili base from the oven and
scrape into a bowl. Divide into family portions and place in the freezer
for up to 6 months.

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