Dave’s Chili

Dave’s Chili Recipe

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David Berteau


I never really measure the water, I just rinse the cans out and add to the pot, if you do not plan on simmering the chili all day you really do not need to add a lot of water.


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20 Min
6 Hr
Stove Top


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3 slice
1/2 lb
ground beef
1/2 lb
ground pork
1 can(s)
14-16 oz can tomato sauce
2 can(s)
10 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 can(s)
6 oz can tomato paste
14 oz
1 can(s)
16 oz can red beans
1 medium
2 clove
1 Tbsp
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp
red pepper
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
chili powder
3 dash(es)
red pepper flakes
2 small
bay leaves

How to Make Dave’s Chili


  • 1Cook the 3 slices of bacon, then remove and hold aside for latter.
  • 2In the bacon grease brown the ground meat and pork on high.
  • 3Lower the heat and add diced onion and garlic glove, let the onions sweat a few minuets
  • 4then add the diced tomatoes, sauce, paste, water and season to taste. simmer 2-3 hours (3-6 hours would be better and serve the next day.)
  • 5After the first hour add the beans (optional) and skim grease if needed,
  • 6Crumble bacon and add to chili, if you have not eaten it yet, before serving.

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About Dave’s Chili

Course/Dish: Pork, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #Chilli

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