Authentic Midwestern Hot Dog Chili - Hot Dog Sauce

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Total Time
3hrs 5mins
5 mins
3 hrs

From my Gram to your kitchen! This is the REAL deal. This chili freezes very well for later use. If using fatty ground beef, the chili can be made in advance and refrigerated in order to lift fat from top before reheating.

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  1. Add raw beef to cold water and stir until beef separates to a fine texture.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir and simmer uncovered for at least 3 hours.
  4. At the beginning of the last hour, pan may be covered after desired consistency is reached.
  5. Remove bay leaves before serving.