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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

CabanaBoy's chili

Adapted from a recipe found at AllRecipes.com, but I was unable to find in order to cite.

2 lbs. Round steak
1 lbs. Hot country sausage.
1 Large yellow onion, finely diced
5 tbsp. Hot chili powder
1 tbsp. Salt
1 tbsp. Red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. Dried oregano
1 tbsp. Packed brown sugar
1½ tsp. Cayenne pepper
1½ tsp. Garlic powder
4 Bay leaves
½ 6 oz. can Tomato paste
3 14.5 oz. cans Diced tomatoes
2 14.5 oz. cans Dark red kidney beans
8 qt. Sauce pan

Chill round steak in freezer for 20 - 30 minutes.
Cut into thin strips, about 2 inches long.
Begin browning round steak and country sausage together, stir in onions, garlic, salt, chili powder, and cayenne pepper -- mix well. Do not drain, unless it's a moral imperative. If you must drain, wait until afterward to add seasonings.

When meat is about medium-rare, stir in tomato paste, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil, stir in bay leaves.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 2½ hours. Stirring every 30 minutes.

Stir in kidney beans and simmer for another 30 - 45 minutes.

Serve with beer, or peanut butter sandwiches and milk.

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