Friday, October 24, 2008


It's a yucky dreary day here in southern Tennessee, so I'm making chili. Want the recipe? Here it is!

Jalera's Chili

1/2 pound of beans (I like pintos, but any kind will do)
1 quart of water
1 teaspoon salt
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 pound ground meat (turkey, pork, beef, whatever you like)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 boullion cube

Place beans in a large, non-reactive pot. Cover with the water and add the salt. Bring the beans to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer until beans are tender. Add water as necessary. When the beans are done, drain and rinse. Brown the ground meat, add the onions and garlic and sautee until transparent. Stir in the canned tomatoes, the chili powder, the boullion cube and the drained beans. Add water to cover. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Serve hot with cheese, chopped onion and crackers.

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