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  • Serves: 16 Servings

Polly Bergen's Chili

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Category: United States, Beef, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • PATTI - VDRJ67A-----
  • 4 tb Olive oil
  • 4 Yellow onions -- chopped
  • 4 lb Lean ground chuck
  • 12 oz Tomato paste
  • 1 ts White vinegar
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 3 Whole cloves garlic
  • 2 lg Cloves garlic; peel --
  • Mince
  • 2 lg Green peppers; seed --
  • Mince
  • 3 lb Canned tomatoes
  • 4 tb Chili powder
  • 1/4 ts Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Bay leave


In an 8 quart dutch oven, heat the oil; saute garlic, onions, peppers until
tender. Add chuck, crumbling it loosely. Cook slowly over medium heat for
10 minutes or until chuck loses color. Add tomatoes, cutting large chunks
of tomato smaller with two knives; add tomato paste, chili powder, vinegar,
cayenne and salt. Stir in cloves and bay leaf; then cook, uncovered, 1
hour. At end of hour, check liquid content; if there's too much, simmer a
bit longer; if too dry, add another can of tomatoes. Refrigerate chili
mixture until cool. Turn it into freezer-type plastic bags or containers
and freeze up to 1 month. To serve, remove desired amount from freezer.
Turn into a Dutch oven and heat over very low heat until hot and bubbly.
Serve in bowls.

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