Gourmet chili

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Dry pinto beans*
2 quarts Water
½ pounds Ground pure beef suet
1 large Sweet onion; finely chopped
2 pounds Lean beef coarse ground or 1/4" cube
6 tablespoons Chili powder or to taste
8 teaspoons Cumin powder or 1 1/2 tbsp.
8 teaspoons Paprika
1 teaspoon White pepper
1 teaspoon Salt or to taste
6 Cloves garlic; crushed or 2
Powder
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper or to taste
2 tablespoons Unsweetened cocoa powder
4 ounces Can chopped green chilies
1 cup Tomato juice; optional
Sour cream

* = Can substitute 2 - 15½ oz. cans each, pinto beans and 2 quarts water.

Soak dry beans in water to cover overnight; drain. Add 2 quarts water; simmer, covered, for 1 ½ to 2 hours or until done. Drain, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid; set aside. In large 3 quart Dutch oven or heavy kettle, melt suet. Add onion; saute over medium heat until transparent. Add meat and brown, stirring often. Drain all but 2 Tbsp. of drippings; add seasonings, cocoa and chilies. Cover; simmer for 1 ½ hours, stirring often. Add tomato juice to keep chili to a medium consistency. If a thinner chili is desired, use reserved bean juice. To serve, add warm pinto beans to chili or serve as a side dish. Add a dollop of sour cream on each bowl. This is a spicy, meaty chili.

Yields: 2 quarts From: "Prize-Winning Beef" Recipe Booklet. Posted on Prodigy by Debbie Carlson.

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