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Big Bowl Chili

Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 tablespoons 60mlCanola oil
2 tablespoons 30mlSized onions - chopped (medium)
2   Red bell peppers - diced into 1/2" pieces
2 tablespoons 30mlMinced garlic
3 lbs 1362g / 48ozChuck or sirloin beef - cut into 1 1/2" cube
2   Plum tomatoes crushed with j - (28 oz.)
1 tablespoon 15mlTomato paste
1/2 cup 118mlDry red wine
3 tablespoons 45mlChili powder
2 teaspoons 10mlGround cumin
1 teaspoon 5mlDried sweet basil
1 teaspoon 5mlDried oregano
  Salt & black pepper to taste
1   Garbanzo beans - drained (16 oz.)
1/2 cup 20g / 0.7ozChopped flat-leaf parsley
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozCooked rice - (optional)
8   Scallions - sliced thin for garn
1 cup 237mlPlain yogurt for garnish - (optional)

Recipe Instructions

Place oil in large heavy casserole over low heat, wilt the onions, red peppers and garlic for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon; set aside. Raise heat to medium and brown meat in small batches. Then add meat back to casserole, along with onions, peppers and garlic.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, wine, chili powder, cumin, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook partially covered for 1 1/2 hours.

Stir in beans; cook uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove casserole from heat; stir in parsley. Adjust seasonings to taste.

If desired, divide cooked rice equally among the bowls and ladle chili on top. Sprinkle each bowl with scallions and top with a dollop of yogurt.

LeRoy Trnavsky


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