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                             Wheat & Meat Chili
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Meats                            Chili
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           Whole wheat kernels
      1/4  cup           Lard
    2                    Onions
    1 1/2  pounds        Ground Beef
    2      tablespoons   Ground Red hot chili
    2      tablespoons   Ground red mild chili
    3                    Garlic cloves
      1/2  teaspoon      Oregano
    2      teaspoons     Cumin
    1      teaspoon      Salt
      1/2  teaspoon      Chile caribe
    8      ounces        Green chiles -- diced
    8      ounces        Tomato paste
   32      ounces        Tomato juice
 
 In a heavy saucepan, boil the presoaked wheat, covered, for 1 hour in the water
used for soaking. Add more water as the kernels cook, if necessary. Melt the suet
or lard in a lrge heavy pot over medium-high heat. Remove the rendered suet
pieces, add the onions to the pot, and cook until they are translucent.
 Combine the beef with the ground chile, garlic, oregano, cumin, and salt to
taste. Add this beef-and-spice mixture to the pot with the onions.
 Break up any lumps with a fork and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is
evenly browned. Stir in the caribe, green chiles, tomato paste, and tomato juice.
Drain the wheat, reserving the liquid, and stir in the kernels. Bring to a boil,
then lower the heat and simmer uncovered, for 1 hour. If the chili begins to get
too dry, add some of the liquid the wheat was cooked in. Taste and adjust
seasonings.
 
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