Jan's "Chicago"Chili

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Jan's "Chicago"Chili

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

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About Jan's "Chicago"Chili

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



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