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Ronald Reagan's Chili

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“This I heard was President Reagan's favorite homemade chili as prepared by White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Will serve about 16 people. Chef Haller had served variations of this chili recipe in the White house since the Johnson administration, and it has proven to be one non-partisan pot of chili.”
READY IN:
1hr 50mins
SERVES:
16
YIELD:
16
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Using a 1 1/2-gallon heavy pot, melt bacon drippings.
  2. When hot, saute onions and garlic cloves. Add ground beef and chili powder.
  3. Stir until meat is well browned. Add red wine. (optional).
  4. Add salt, beef base, tomatoes, bay leaf and sugar.
  5. Simmer chili meat, covered, for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Then add pinto beans to the meat.
  7. Simmer chili con carne for 1 hour, covered over low flame, stirring gently from time to time. Test for flavor.

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