My Brother Vlad's Chili

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“very good, basic chili recipe that I use as a base when I make my own variations...posted for safekeeping!”
1hr 15mins

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  1. cook onions and garlic until soft.
  2. add meat and brown.
  3. add all other ingredients and simmer 30 min (if using whole tomatoes, use kitchen scissors to cut up into small pieces inside the can).
  4. add beans and cook 20 min more.
  5. serve with rice, cornbread, or tortilla chips!
  6. variations: use 2 t spices; add 1 t cayenne; add chorizo (soft) to your chili base; use 1 bottle dark beer instead of beef broth (like negro modelo). I have used ground turkey instead of beef, and add a can of black beans or pinto beans (for 2 cans total of beans). I also like to add bell peppers (diced) and/or jalapeno peppers.

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