*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Sun Dance Chili
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chili
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      tablespoons   Lard
    1                    Onion
      1/2                Celery stalk
    1                    Bell pepper (s)
      1/2  cup           Mushrooms
    3      pounds        Beef -- coarse grind
    2      tablespoons   Red chile,hot -- ground
    1      tablespoon    Red chile,mild -- ground
      1/2  teaspoon      Oregano,dried -- pref. Mexican
    1      teaspoon      Cumin
    3                    Garlic cloves
    1      teaspoon      Salt
   16      ounces        Tomatoes -- whole
    6      ounces        Tomato paste
    4      ounces        Green chiles -- whole
   32      ounces        Kidney beans in water
 
 1. Melt the lard, butter, or bacon drippings in a large heavy pot over medium
heat. Add the onion, celery, and bell pepper and cook until the onion is
translucent. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for an additional five minutes.~
2. Combine the meat with the ground chile, oregano, cumin, and garlic. Add this
meat-and-spice mixture to the pot. Break up any lumps with a fork and cook,
stirring occasionally, until the meat is evenly browned.~ 3. Stir in the
remaining ingredients except the beans. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and
simmer, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours.
 Stir occasionally.~ 4. Add the beans and their liquid and simmer, uncovered, for
1/2 hour longer. Taste and adjust seasonings.~
 
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