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“A no-bean chili with stew meat.”

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  1. Combine half the onions, the celery, garlic, salt, tomatoes, and tomato paste in a slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  3. In a big skillet over med-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil, then cook the remaining onions and the bell pepper, stirring, until softened, 6-8 minutes; remove from heat.
  4. Using a handheld immersion blender, partially puree the tomato sauce in the cooker, then add the sauteed vegetables and continue cooking on HIGH.
  5. In the skillet you just used, brown the beef and pork cubes on all sides in the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, sprinkling the meat with the flour (you will need to do this in batches).
  6. Add the cubes of meat to the cooker; add in the chili powder, brown sugar, vinegar, chile powder, oregano, bay leaf, whole jalapeno, and water; stir to combine.
  7. Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.
  8. Taste for salt and remove bay leaf and whole jalapeno; stir in the olives and cheese.
  9. Serve the chili in bowls; garnish with chopped onions and cilantro.

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