*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            BEEF AND BACON CHILI
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chili
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   lb           Sliced bacon, chopped
    1       lb           Lean ground beef
    1 1/2   c            Coarsely chopped onion
   28       oz           Can, whole tomatoes,
                         Undrained, coarsely chopped
   16       oz           Can, pinto beans, undrained
    1       c            Picante sauce
    1       tb           Chili powder
    2       ts           Ground cumin
    1       t            Salt
 
   Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheddar
   cheese, chopped onion, chopped cilantro.
   In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium-low heat,
   stirring frequently, until crisp.  Remove to paper
   towels with slotted spoon.  Pour off all but about 1
   tablespoon of the drippings.  In drippings, brown
   ground beef with onion and green pepper; drain.  Add
   reserved bacon and remaining ingredients except
   optional toppings; mix well.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce
   heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes.  Ladle into bowls,
   top as desired, and serve with additional picante
   sauce.
  
 
 
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