Saturday, August 23, 2008


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2 c. dried pinto beans
2 c. canned tomatoes or 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
6 c. water
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
2 lb. ground beef and/or turkey
1 c. rich bouillon
little oregano
1/2 t. cumin powder
3 T. chili powder

Mix first six ingredients and simmer 2 –3 hours. Meanwhile, almost to the end of the 2 – 3 hours, brown turkey. Add bouillon, oregano, cumin and chili powder. Add the meat mixture to the beans and simmer one hour longer.

Notes: I never have bouillon around and don't think this is a very flavorful chili when made as directed, so I fill a one-cup measuring cup 1/3 - 1/2 full with molasses and then top it off with water instead of using bouillon. This freezes well.

1 comment:

Danette said...

I liked this recipe, but you're right, it needs a bit more zip for my taste. Next time I will leave out the onion so my husband can try it too. We've been looking for a good homemade chili recipe.