*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             First Alert Chili
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  cup           olive oil -- divided
    4      large         onion -- chopped
    1      medium        red pepper -- chopped
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
    2      stalks        celery -- coarsely chopped
    4      pounds        ground beef -- * see note
    1      tablespoon    oregano
      1/2  tablespoon    cayenne pepper -- ground
    1 1/2  tablespoons   cumin
    1      tablespoon    paprika
    1      tablespoon    chili powder
    1      tablespoon    celery seed
    1                    italian plum tomato -- * see note
   12      ounces        beer
                         red kidney beans -- * see note
 
 ****NOTES***** SMALL BEEF CHUNKS CAN BE USED INSTEAD OF GROUND BEEF. BLEND TOMA
 TOES IN BLENDER WITH LIQUID UNTIL SMOOTH. PINTO BEANS CAN BE USED INSTEAD OF KI
 DNEY BEANS. USE BOTTLES HOT SAUCE TO TASTE. IN A LARGE SKILLET, HEAT 1/8 CUP OF
  OLIVE OIL OVER MED-HIGH HEAT AND COOK THE ONIONS, RED PEPPER, GARLIC AND CELER
 Y FOR 5 MINUTES, STIRRING. IN A LARGE, HEAVY POT, HEAT THE REMAINING 1/8 CUP OF
  OIL AND BROWN THE MEAT, STIRRING TO BREAK UP THE LUMPS AND TO PRODUCE A SMOOTH
 , UNIFORM MIXTURE. STIR IN ONION MIXTURE TO MEAT MIXTURE. ADD THE OREGANO, RED 
 PEPPER, CUMIN, PAPRIKA, CHILI POWDER, CELERY SEEDS, SALT, PEPPER, TOMATOES WITH
  LIQUID AND BEER OR GINGER ALE. BLEND WELL. SIMMER 1 HOUR, UNCOVERED, STIRRING 
 OCCASIONALLY TO THE MIXTURE DOESN'T STICK TO THE BOTTOM AND SCORCH. ADD KIDNEY 
 BEANS AND THEIR LIQUID, BLEND AND SIMMER 30 MINUTES, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY. ADD
  HOT SAUCE TO TASTE IF DESIRED. TASTE FOR SEASONING.
 
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