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 Categories    : Chili                            Crockpot
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   Serves six to eight
   2 pounds lean ground beef 6 cloves garlic 1 can (four
   ounces) diced green chilies (Casa Fiesta brand) 1 can
   (four ounces) nacho-sliced jalapeno peppers (Casa
   Fiesta brand) 6 TBS chili powder 1 can (six ounces)
   Hunt’s tomato paste 1 can (sixteen ounces) diced
   tomatoes 1 TBS balsamic vinegar 1 TBS Extra-Virgin
   olive oil 1 can (twenty one ounces) Bush’s Best pinto
   beans, drained 1 whole bay leaf 3 ts ground cumin 1 ts
   salt 1 ts pepper 2 TBS brown sugar 1 large yellow
   onion weighing about one pound
   Dice onion, and puree garlic.  To puree garlic, put a
   clove under a knife blade, hit the blade, which will
   remove the peel, then dice the clove, add a little
   salt, and crush the diced clove under the blade of a
   heavy knife until pureed.
   Saute onions in olive oil; when onions clear, add
   garlic puree.  Stir quickly (less than a minute) to
   avoid onions browning.  Remove sauteed onions and
   garlic from skillet.  Brown beef in skillet; drain
   well.  Add sauteed onions and garlic, stir quickly,
   then pour into crockpot.  Add all other ingredients
   and stir.  Cook eight hours on low, four hours on high.
   OPTIONAL: Best cooled and re-heated.  Garnish with
   grated sharp Cheddar cheese and sliced green onions;
   serve with corn chips.
     To use dried instead of canned beans, soak two and
   two-thirds cups
     (one pound) pinto or kidney beans overnight in three
   times their
     volume of water. Add salt to the water the next
   morning, and
     slowly bring to a boil.  Boil ten minutes, cover,
   and let simmer
     for two hours until beans are tender.  Drain before
   using in
   Family Circle Great Ideas, Vol 12, No. 4, originally
   posted by Fred ****************************************
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