RECIPE # 4252 - TENNESSEE TEXAS CHILI - Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

RECIPE # 4252 - TENNESSEE TEXAS CHILI - Tuesday, January 13, 2009



4 strips bacon. fried crisp and diced
2 large onions, chopped
1 t fresh minced garlic
1/3 c olive oil
2 lbs ground round
2 large green peppers, chopped
1 16-oz can light kidney beans
1 16- oz can chili beans
1 16-oz can pinto beans
1 28-o can chopped tomatoes with juice
1 8-oz can spicey V8 juice
5 T chili powder
2 t salt
1/4 t cayenne pepper
12 oz beer and 4 oz water, or 2 cups water
4 bay leaves

Saute onions and garlic in oil until translucent.  In a very large pot, brown beef with cooked bacon.  Add green peppers and saute about 5 more minutes. Drain any grease from beef mixture.  Add remaining ingredients to beef mixture and mix well.  Cook on low heat for 3 hours. Check  liquid and add more water if needed.   Yield:  1 gallon.  Garnish with:  red onions and grated cheddar or jalapeno cheeses. Serve over rice if desired.

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