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Smokey Apple Bacon Chili

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“I wrote this recipe along with my Dad in November of 2007. It's a sweet, smokey, new twist on chili. It's great topped with Shredded sharp cheddar cheese. It also won first place for Non-Traditional Chili at a school cookoff.”
2hrs 40mins
1 Pot

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, fry Bacon until crispy over medium-high heat. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Sautee onions and peppers in bacon grease. About 3-5 Minutes.
  3. Add beef and cook until brown.
  4. Add cider and one tablespoon liquid smoke. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add cumin, bay leaf, salt, cayenne, garlic and chili powder and mix.
  6. Add beans, tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring to a boil. Simmer for about two and a half hours or until thickened.
  7. Remove the core from the apples and cut into a medium to large dice.
  8. Add bacon, apples, and the half teaspoon of Liquid Smoke and mix.
  9. Serve Hot topped with Shredded Cheese.

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