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January 28, 2005

Easy Fire Alarm Chili


1 tablespoons vegetable oil or corn oil (or bacon)
1 medium onions chopped fine
1 red bell pepper cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 tablespoon crushed garlic (about three cloves)
1/8 cup chili powder
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chocolate powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ kg lean ground beef
2 cans dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed
1 jar tomato sauce, puree tomatoes or can crushed tomatoes
table salt

heat oil then add onion, peppers, garlic, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes and cook until softer (I like the peppers to still have a bit of bit and color to them). Add in the chocolate and ground beef and sauté until brown. Add beans and tomatoes sauce and salt (to taste). Bring gently to a boil. Lower heat (all the way down) and simmer for about an hour.

I sometimes add corn at the end. Serve with yogurt, quesadillas, grated cheese or whatever.

The base of the recipe is from Cook's Illustrated.

Posted by talia at January 28, 2005 3:43 PM