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chasen's famous chili (chasen's restaurant)

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Lynnda Cloutier
Mission Viejo, CA

From my old recipes

(3 ratings)

Ingredients For chasen's famous chili (chasen's restaurant)

  • 1 c
    dry pinto beans
  • 5 c
    canned tomatoes
  • 1 lb
    green peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 lb
    onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 c
    minced parsley
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    ground lean pork
  • 1/3 c
    chili powder
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cumin seed

How To Make chasen's famous chili (chasen's restaurant)

  • 1
    Wash beans and put in bowl with enough water to cover by two inches. Soak overnight. Pour the beans and soaking liquid into large kettle. Cover and simmer until tender, 1 to 2 hours.
  • 2
    Add tomatoes and simmer 5 minutes longer. While the beans are cooking, sauté green pepper in oil in large skillet for 5 minutes. Add the onions, cook and stir until tender. Add garlic and parsley. In another skillet, melt butter. Add beef and pork.
  • 3
    Sauté about 15 minutes and then add the meat to the onion mixture. Stir in the chili powder and simmer 10 minutes. Add meat mixture to the beans and season with salt and pepper and cumin seed. Simmer the chili covered for 1 hour. Remove cover and continue cooking 30 minutes. Stir now and then and add water to keep it moist if needed. Skim fat and serve in deep chili bowls.

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