Tuesday, December 4, 2007


2 lbs. ground beef, turkey or any combination (I used 1/2 of each for this batch.)
1 TBS chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp cumin
1 large onion chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. MSG (optional)

1/2 tsp. oregano
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 tsp. paprika
1 TBS wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 small can diced green chilies
1-2 cans kidney beans (almost any bean can be substituted)

Brown ground beef/turkey. (I almost always sprinkle a bit of onion powder and garlic salt, while cooking. It is a habit I just can't break.) Drain off any fat. Add chili powder, salt, cumin, MSG, garlic and chopped onions. Cook 30 minutes, stirring often. Add water 1/4 cup at a time to keep from drying out. But use as little as possible. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 1 hour, add water if needed.

Or, after browing meat, add everything to the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4.

Serve with dollop of cottage cheese. Also good with cornbread and honey butter.

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