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Worlds best CHILE Recipe.

Worlds BEST CHILI. Cook the following in a Crock Pot or Large Pot.

1 lbs of lean Ground Beef.
1 Large Yellow Onion diced.
1 Quart of Tomato juice from garden ripe whole tomatoes with skins.
3 Tablespoons Mild Chili Powder.
2 Tablespoons ground Cumin.
8 cloves of Garlic shopped 15 seconds in the blender in 1/4 cup of water.
2 Cans 15 oz each Dark Red Kidney Beans.
Bring to a boil then simmer 1 hour stir often.

SPICES. Add the following spices the last 15 minutes of the cook so they don't loose their flavors and aroma.

8 sprigs of fresh Thyme or 1 teaspoon dry Thyme.
8 sprigs of fresh Marjoram or 2 teaspoons dry Marjoram.
12 sprigs of fresh Oregano or 1 Tablespoon dry Oregano.
1/2 teaspoon of dry ground Bay Leaves.
1 teaspoon of Hershey's Cocoa.
2 Tablespoons of Dark Brown sugar.
3 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce.
2 teaspoons of Paprika.
1 teaspoon of salt.
1/2 teaspoon of dry ground cilantro.
1/4 teaspoon of dry fennel.

OPTIONAL SPICES. Ground Red Pepper to make it spicy hot, 1/4 teaspoon for mild, 1/2 for medium, 1 for hot.

Garnish with fresh Cilantro.

Fill 8 pint mason jars 1/2 inch from top, pressure cook, pints 30 minutes, quarts 45 minutes. Fill pressure cooker with water 1/2 inch above lids. Let them cool slow naturally when finished over a period of several hours until lids POP.



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Re: Worlds best CHILE Recipe.

Why the cocoa powder?

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Re: Worlds best CHILE Recipe.

Looks great. I have a similar recipe that uses cocoa. It made a lot of chili. Which is the original the no bean chili or the no beef chili? Do you know?
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