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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 30
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 281.6
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 47.7 mg
  • Sodium: 929.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.9 g
  • Protein: 25.9 g

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The best of two families Southern Chili

Submitted by: THEFIRSTROSEBUD

Introduction

My g'ma and I made chili for years so hers was the best, then when I got married my husbands family had a recipe they too thought was the best.....so I compromised and merged the two together and came up with what has become our family's chili now. I don't think this is an unhealthy recipe, but with my lifestyle change am always looking for ways to change up or adapt the recipe. I have made this with turkey burger as well and is good, but my husband still prefers hamburger. Any suggestions are welcomed. My g'ma and I made chili for years so hers was the best, then when I got married my husbands family had a recipe they too thought was the best.....so I compromised and merged the two together and came up with what has become our family's chili now. I don't think this is an unhealthy recipe, but with my lifestyle change am always looking for ways to change up or adapt the recipe. I have made this with turkey burger as well and is good, but my husband still prefers hamburger. Any suggestions are welcomed.
Number of Servings: 30

Ingredients

    6- 16 oz bags dried Red Kidney beans (light or dark but I prefer dark)
    2-28oz cans crushed tomatoes
    2- 28 oz can Tomato sauce
    3- large red ripe tomatos
    1- 64 oz jug tomato juice
    4- med/large green bell peppers
    2- med/large onions
    1- whole container 2.5-2.8oz Chili Powder
    1- 1/2 3oz container(1.5 oz) Ground Cumin
    5- TBSP Garlic Powder
    1- 5.5lbs of 93% Lean Ground Beef (rinsed and drained well)

Tips

#1 If you can sort, rinse and soak you beans overnight or for a couple hours this will take less time overall to cook. *Note: However it is a tradition in our family and is well known this recipe is much better the longer it cooks.

#2-If you cannot find or afford 93% lean, get the highest lean you can afford and rinse and repeat a few times to remove most all the fat making it almost equivilent to 93% lean. I've also made a turkey version and is just as good !

#3 You must stir this recipe every so often, and moniter for water, you liekly will need to add water a few times during cooking.

#4 This recipe will yeild at LEAST 30 1-1.5 cup servings. That said most people in our family will eat closer to 2.5 cups of this making it about 12-15 servings at that portion size.


Directions

You will need to use a very large stock pot for this recipe.

Sort, rinse, repeat. Soak beans overnight if desired.
Put all beans in pot, cover with water. Cover and cook on med -med-high for 3-4 hours (if you soaked them overnight cooking time will be closer to 1.5-2 hours)

Meanwhile wash, dry and chop onions, tomatoes, green peppers. I also brown them in non-stick frying pan out oil. If needed use pam or other non stick spray.

Once beans are tender , add in tomato sauce, tomato juice, and all spices. Cover and simmer 30 mins

Add in onions, green peppers cover and simmer for another 2-3 hours.

This is an all day kind of recipe and takes work but you have enough for entire neighborhood !!


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Serving Size: Yeilds at least 30 1-1.5 Cup portions if followed correctly






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