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    Cajun Chili (Roux Based)

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    25 mins

    gailanng's Note:

    Delicious with or without beans. If made without beans, the chili can be served over elbow noodles for a delicious version of chili-mac. Don't forget to top with shredded cheese. What makes this chili different is the first step. The roux base gives the chili body and a saucy texture. I like that--body and sauciness!

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    1. 1
      Make brown roux (careful not to burn) with oil and flour, stirring constantly.
    2. 2
      Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Saute about 3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add ground beef and cook until browned, breaking up chunks.
    4. 4
      Add tomato paste, chili powder, cumin powder, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper topping with about 1 - 2 cup water, depending on desired consistancy.
    5. 5
      Stir to combine and simmer half covered for 20 - 25 minutes, stirring occasionally and checking the level of liquid.
    6. 6
      If adding the optional can red kidney beans, add this 5 to 10 minutes prior to the end of cook time.
    7. 7
      Top individual servings with cheddar cheese and sprinkle with sliced green onions.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 25, 2008


      I tried your recipe and LOVED it! In fact I'm aking it again tonight. I added more liquid but othrwise left it alone and it was even better the next day. THANK YOU for such a wonderful, AND versatile Chili recipe

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    • on March 11, 2010


      One of my favorites, Chili! Yum Yum! This is great chili! I used yellow and red bell peppers along with the green, since I had them. I also used my recipe for, and omitted the cumin and chili powder. A very nice chili, full of flavor! Another keeper Andi, thanks for sharing. Made for KK's forum Go For the Green!

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    • on November 13, 2009


      This was a wonderful dish on a chilly night. Served with a salad and cornbread. Made for 123 Hits.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cajun Chili (Roux Based)

    Serving Size: 1 (311 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 476.2
    Calories from Fat 295
    Total Fat 32.7 g
    Saturated Fat 10.1 g
    Cholesterol 102.8 mg
    Sodium 374.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 7.1 g
    Protein 30.8 g

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