RECIPE # 4252 - TENNESSEE TEXAS CHILI - Tuesday, January 13, 2009
DAISY KING / MISS DAISY's KITCHEN
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.