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“This is a great chili made from scratch, I omit the beans when serving chili dogs. Note: On the dried chilies, not exactly sure of the ounces, Its just one whole bag.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 ounce) bag dried anaheim chiles or 1 (10 ounce) bag dried New Mexico chiles
  • 2 lbs pork, cut into bite size chunks of your choice
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled.
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 jalapenos, reduce the heat by removing seeds and membrane if you want (red if possible)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • water, as needed
  • 34 lb pinto beans, cooked and set aside (* Soaked the night before, Optional if using for chili dogs)


  1. Not sure of the excact ounces of the dried chillies, I just use 1 bag.
  3. Here's a quicker method to cook beans if not soaked overnight.
  4. Cover the beans with water and add a couple teaspoons of salt.
  5. Bring to a hard boil, and then remove from the heat, rinse in a colander with cool water.
  6. Place the beans back into a pot with enough water to cover them and cook for about an hour.
  7. Add water if need be.
  8. Dump the chili pods into a pot of water and boil it all until the chilis are softened.
  9. Saute a medium white onion, and about 4-8 gloves of garlic until softened.
  10. Place the chilis, about a cup of the water in which they boiled, and the onion and garlic into the blender and puree.
  11. Strain the resulting mixture through a screened strainer, and set it aside.
  12. Place the tomatoes into boiling water for about 20-30 seconds.
  13. Remove and run under cold water.
  14. Peel the skins off, the tomato skin should come off fairly easily at this point and the tomato should be uncooked.
  15. Chop the tomatoes up and set it aside.
  16. Place all the ingredients and cumin into a stew pot without the beans, I like to wait until just before serving time before I put the beans in, so they don't get too mushy.
  17. Allow the chili w/o beans to simmer in a covered pot for about 1/2 hour or more if you can I simmer for 1 hour to blend all the flavors.
  18. To thicken if needed, mix some wheat flour or masa with water and shake it up real well, then pour that into the chili.
  19. If you put the flour in all by itself, you'll end up with flour lumps.
  20. Stir in the beans and season to taste.
  21. Serve with chopped raw onions, shredded cheddar cheese, corn bread, and hot sauce if desired.
  22. Cooking times not including bean cooking time.

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