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    My Neighbor Renee's Perfect Chili!

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    3 hrs 5 mins

    35 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins

    Liza at's Note:

    There are a bajillion chili recipes on here, but this is my fave. My neighbor Renee, a Midwestern gal, made this for Halloween a few years ago and i fell in love. Didn't know I loved chili so much! Posted at the request of another great gal...ncmysteryshopper! Update 10/7: ncmysteryshopper had some difficulty finding some of these specialized pinto beans so she created a similar chili with the same flavors, but without the fancy beans. For those of you in a non-pinto friendly area, you can give her Sexy, Spicy Chili for the Gourmet Cowgirl - Wstrn North Carolina a try-looks yummy too!!

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    Serves: 16-20


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    1. 1
      Brown meat in skillet and then meanwhile heat up a dutch oven.
    2. 2
      In dutch oven, saute onion and peppers in olive oil til softened, about 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add garlic and cans of tomatoes, cook for about 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add cans of beans to tomato mixture and when meat is done browning, add as well.
    5. 5
      Add salt, pepper, and other seasonings to taste.
    6. 6
      Simmer 2 hours before serving.
    7. 7
      This is great frozen in 4 serving portions to reheat later.
    8. 8
      Yummy with cornbread!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 10, 2010


      Testing. Loooove this chili.

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    • on November 01, 2009


      Great chili! I made a half-batch of this; using one yellow bell pepper and half of a green bell pepper. I had no trouble finding the canned ingredients in my market. I decided to not add any of the optional ingredients until the chili was finished cooking to see how spicy it was; turned out the heat was just right and I didn't need to add any of the optional heat. I did double the amount of wine listed-just a personal preference!

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    • on August 01, 2009


      Since it's never too hot for chili at my house, this one sure tickled our fancy! My DH and I both had seconds. With cornbread on the side it was excellent!

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    Nutritional Facts for My Neighbor Renee's Perfect Chili!

    Serving Size: 1 (173 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 181.0
    Calories from Fat 93
    Total Fat 10.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Cholesterol 38.5 mg
    Sodium 352.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 11.6 g

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