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“This is my version of quick cook chili/spaghetti Sauce. Weird but true! Makes a wonderful chili dog too!”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put olive oil in a large pot, on med-high heat.
  2. Add celery, onion, grated carrot, salt, parsley and basil.
  3. Cook uncovered until translucent, add 1/2 cumin and 1/2 chili powder.
  4. Continue cooking for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add ground beef, stir and cover.
  6. Stirring occasionally, cook until ground beef is no longer pink (about 15 min).
  7. There will be quite a bit of "juice" in the meat mixture.
  8. Add the canned tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste.
  9. Bring to a simmer, lower heat to keep a mild simmer.
  10. Add 1/2 of brown sugar and 1/2 of thyme plus the jalapeños and the Parmesan rind.
  11. Simmer for about 45 minutes.
  12. Add the remainder of the cumin, chili powder, sugar and thyme and the can of kidney beans.
  13. Cook another 15 minutes and it's ready!
  14. Always taste and adjust if necessary before serving.

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