*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Joe Cooper’s Chili
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Chili
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      pounds        Beef -- ground or cubed
      1/4  cup           Olive oil
    1      quart         Water
    2                    Bay leaves
    8                    Dry chilie pods  *OR*
    6      tablespoons   Chili powder
    3      teaspoons     Salt
   10                    Garlic cloves -- chopped
    1      teaspoon      Cumin
    1      teaspoon      Oregano
    1      teaspoon      Cayenne
      1/2  teaspoon      Ground black pepper -- fresh
    1      tablespoon    Sugar
    3      tablespoons   Paprika
      1/4  teaspoon      Cocoa (optional)
    3      tablespoons   Flour
    6      tablespoons   Cornmeal
 
 In a six-quart pot, sear meat in hot olive oil, stirring constantly over high
heat until grey, but not brown. Add water and mix well. Add bay leaves now, but
remove and discard after 15 minutes of cooking. Simmer covered 1 1/2 to 2 hours,
stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients, except for flour and cornmeal.
 Cocoa should be added now. Simmer, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes. Skim off
any excess fat.
 Adjust seasonings and add flour and cornmeal blended with a little cold water to
make a paste. Cook, stirring constantly to prevent sticking, until chili is the
desired comsistency.
 
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