Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tory's chili recipe aka Eli's birthday present ; )

1 lb. ground beef
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
4 cloves chopped garlic
1 med. onion, skinned & chopped
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
1 green pepper, seeded & chopped
(can also add jalepeno here if you like spicy)
1 cup apple juice
1 32 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 15 oz. can black beans
1 15 oz. can red kidney beans
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. - 1 Tbsp. cayenne, depending on how hot you like it
1 tsp. salt
1 14 -15 oz. can refried beans

In frying pan, brown hamburger.
In deep pot set at medium temp., add oil.
To oil, add garlic, onion, and peppers.  Saute 3 -5 minutes to soften.
Add hamburger and apple juice and stir well, making sure to scrape anything stuck to the pan up.
Add tomatoes, beans, and spices, stirring between each addition.
Add refried beans and cook 5 -10 minutes to incorporate spices and refried beans throughout.  The refried beans are the thickening agent.
Stir regularly.

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