Ronald Reagan's Chili

Recipe by RobinAnn
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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