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Cha-Cha Chili

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“This recipe has just evolved over the years. It's more of stew than a chili in my opinion. Everyone always loves it. You can make it as hot or as mild as you family likes. We usually have crackers or cornbread with it.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook meat, add onion, celery and poblano about halfway through.
  2. You may have to a dd a little oil if it starts to stick.
  3. Add salt and pepper to meat so it will not be bland, we are building flavors here.
  4. Add garlic near the end, be careful not to burn as it will be bitter.
  5. Sprinkle McCormicks (packaged chili mix) and chili powder over meat and veggies and stir well.
  6. Cook over medium heat for a minute or so.
  7. Pour in chicken stock, canned tomatoes with juice and add chipoltles (this is how you control the heat), if using.
  8. Cook down for 15 or 20 minutes.
  9. Add rinsed beans and corn (with juice).
  10. To make this a soup: Add 2 more cans of stock.
  11. Top with green onion, cheese and sour cream.

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