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TNJAKE

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Evening fellas and non fellas. Been cool mornings here in middle Tennessee for about the last 3 days so chili was calling my name. I've been making this recipe and tweaking for the last 15 years. 7 years in a row I'm church chili champion. This year will be 8 lol. All jokes aside we love this and so does anyone we share it with. I'm gonna give my recipe. I don't wanna but I've been drinking. Here goes........btw don't share with my church folk lol.

I start off by dicing a large onion. Got 2.5lb of 90/10 beef going in a skillet. Any beef works for this. I've used deer, moose, buffalo. All works well. Added half the onion to the beef and cooked till done
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Then drain. After that I Brown 1.5lb hot ground sausage and the remaining onion
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Placed all meat in my pot with one 12oz beer, 3c of water,8oz tomato sauce, 5 cloves minced garlic and a few dashes of louisiana hot sauce. Then add in the spices
•3T chili powder
•6 beef bouillon cubes or 2T better than bouillon
•2T cumin
•2t paprika
•2t oregano leaves
•1t unsweetened cocoa
•2t white sugar
•.5t coriander
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All into the pot with everything else. Stirred up and bring to a boil
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After an hour covered added 2 cans of kidney beans. The Texans will raise issue with this and say it's not chili. Luckily I'm not a Texan I'm an American so this is perfect. Beans mixed in
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Let it simmer for a couple more hours or how long ever you want. This is getting close
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Made me a bowl. Fritos in the bottom. Extra sharp cheddar, sour cream and green onions
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For all you chili fans out there you won't be disappointed by this recipe. It's spicy but not hot. I love it. Chili dogs tomorrow!
 
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Great lookin chili. I am a bean chili guy.
 

Hawging It

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Awesome looking chili. Bet you beat the 48's seven time record!
 

Sowsage

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Dang Jake, that looks awesome! I'm gonna give it try next go around on the chili!
 

jcam222

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Man that looks great Jake! That pic in the bowl made me almost lick the phone screen!! Money.
 

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Absolutely yummy looking! I'm a non-bean guy (don't like the texture in chili or soups). My Texan wife likes beans. Go figure. My solution: puree the beans. Thickens, flavors, and fakes out my brain.
 

Brian Trommater

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Great looking chili. Thanks for sharing recipe. I am Texan and put beans in mine but use pinto. When I did chili cook offs I would puree the beans and put them in there.
 

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Good looking chili!
And a chili dog sounds real good to me right now!
Al
 

Steve H

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That looks really good Jake! Like!
 

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Yup---I could go for a Big Bowl of that right now, to warm me up.
My Heat came on this morning for the first time this season!!
Like.

Bear
 

mike243

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Looks great, I cheat and use Bushes Chili Magic,
 

TNJAKE

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Absolutely yummy looking! I'm a non-bean guy (don't like the texture in chili or soups). My Texan wife likes beans. Go figure. My solution: puree the beans. Thickens, flavors, and fakes out my brain.
Thanks ray. Never thought about pureed beans but wouldn't be against it.
 

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