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                    MODIFIED TUSCON JAILHOUSE CHILI *CWB
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chili                            Crockpot
 
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   ***A VERY HOT CHILI***
   
   Serves six to eight
   
   INGREDIENTS
   
   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
   
   PREPARATION
   
   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
     recipe.
   Family Circle Great Ideas, Vol 12, No. 4, originally
   posted by Fred ****************************************
  
 
 
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