Family’s Favorite Chili

One can’t have too many Chili recipes, can they? I know I can’t.  In fact, this is another one, of several that I enjoy making!  It’s actually my family’s favorite, full of flavor, with just a little kick…..Serve it up with lots of Sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, diced chilies, Frito corn chips, or on your favorite Nachos!  Give this recipe a try and see why it’s a FAMILY FAVORITE!  😉

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Serve up my Chili garnished with Mexican Crema, grated Cheddar cheese, more diced chiles. Make up a batch of my Cornbread to go with the Chili.

2 lbs. Ground beef
1 medium Onion, chopped
4 whole Garlic, finely minced
1 stalk Celery, diced
1 1/2 Tbsp. Cumin powder
3 – 4 Tbsp. Chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground Black pepper
1 Tbsp. Salt, to taste
1 tsp. Accent
1 (15 oz.) can Kidney beans, do not drain
1 (15 oz.) can Pinto beans, do not drain
1 (14.5 – 15 oz.) can Diced tomatoes, do not drain
2 ( 4.5 oz.) cans diced Green chiles
1 (29 oz.) can Tomato sauce
1 (15 oz.) can Corn, drained (optional)
2 cups Water
3 Tbsp. Masa Harina flour
7 Tbsp. Water

In a large pot, on MEDIUM HIGH heat, brown the ground beef. Remove from heat and drain in a colander. Return the beef back to the pot and on MEDIUM HIGH heat, add the onions, garlic, and celery. Stir to combine well and allow to cook for about 3 minutes.

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Add the seasonings and stir to combine well.

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Add the diced tomatoes, both cans of beans, and the green chiles; stir to combine well.

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Pour in the tomato sauce and the water, stir to combine well. Bring the chili to a slight boil. Cover and reduce the heat to LOW and allow to simmer for about 2 hours. Stir often in between cooking time.

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After about 1 hour of cooking time, add in the drained can of corn, if you’re using it. Stir to combine and continue cooking covered until cooking time has ended.

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Once cooking time has ended, taste the chili and adjust the seasonings, if needed.  Make a slurry, by combining the 3 tablespoons Masa harina with the 7 tablespoons water.  Stir to combine well and remove any lumps.

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Now, bring the chili back up to a slight boil and pour the slurry into the chili.  Whisk to combine the slurry with the chili; this will thicken it slightly.  Allow to boil for 1 minute then remove from heat.  SERVE and ENJOY!

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