Jan's "Chicago"Chili

Janus Fanning

By
@ChicagoCook

I have tweaked and developed this recipe over 30 years. I think you will love it, as does all my family. It is a complete, healthy and satisfying meal.


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Serves:

24

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

3 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 lb
ground beef, get the best you can afford
2 lb
ground pork
4 medium
sweet onion
2
red/orange sweet peppers
2 large
ribs of celery
1 bottle
chili sauce
4 can(s)
(1lb.,12 oz each) petite diced tomatoes
8 can(s)
(15 1/2 oz each) assorted beans (dark red kidney, light red kidney, pinto. black, etc.) drained and save liquid
1 can(s)
(15 oz) tomatoe sauce
1/4 c
diced jalapeno (the kind you put on nachos)
1/4 c
sugar
4 Tbsp
fresh chili powder
2 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 Tbsp
fresh garlic powder
1 Tbsp
ground cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook and stir ground beef and pork in a large fry pan. When brown, I take an old fashion turkey baster to suck out all of the fat, you will suck off about 1 ½ C of fat that you do not want in your chili!!
2
In ¼ C olive oil, sauté onion, peppers, and celery in VERY LARGE stock pot till veggies are tender.
3
Add meat to that VERY LARGE stock pot.
4
Stir in Chili Sauce, diced tomatoes, reserved bean liquid, sauce, and seasonings. Do not add beans at this time. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours, uncovered
5
Now add beans. Simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes or until desired consistency. Note the wonderful fragrance throughout the house!!! Might even get strangers knocking on your door!
6
Makes 24 servings (1 ½ cups each) or about 8 Quarts. Freezes great for those drop in guests!
Top with shredded cheese, chopped green onions and/or fresh Jalapenos, and Oyster crackers.
Serve with GREAT French (Baguettes) bread/butter and a great beer!
Think of me when you partake and I will be forever happy!!
7
I live to cook, Jan Fanning

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Pot-O-Love