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Down Home Dig-In Chili

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Category: Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Lard or vegetable oil
  • 2 md Onions finely chopped
  • 2 Green bell peppers chopped
  • 1 Celery stalk. choppad
  • 2 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 2 1/2 lb Stewing beef; chuck, chopped
  • 2 lb Pork shoulder (Boston butt);
  • -chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground
  • -pepper
  • 4 cn (14 1/2 oz) stewed tomatoes;
  • -drained (liquid reserved)
  • -chopped
  • 1 Bottle (12 oz) pale ale
  • 7 tb Chili powder (or to taste)
  • 4 Jalapeno chilies seeded;
  • -minced
  • 1 ts Cayenne prpper
  • 1 ts Cumin
  • Hot pepper sauce


Chopped green unions
Grated cheddar cheese
Sliced avocado

Melt lard in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add finely chopped onions,
bell peppers, celery, and garlic and saute until onions are translucent,
about 10 minutes. Remove vegetables using slotted spoon and set aside.

Increase heat to high. Add beef and pork; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cook until browned, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Return
vegetables to pot. Add tomatoes, ale, chili powder chilies, cayenne and
cumin. Reduce heat, cover partially and simmer 2 hours, adding reserved
tomato liquid if chili appears dry. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt
and pepper. Uncover and simmer until thickened and meat is tender, 2 more

Season chili with hot pepper sauce. Serve with green onions, cheddar
cheese, avocado and sour cream.

Note: Meats in chili should always be chopped, never ground. The food
processor does a good job, but just a few quick jolts are enough. This is a
rather tame chili but more hot pepper sauce can intensify the flavor. TASTE

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