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    Velma's Chili

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    Juenessa's Note:

    This recipe comes from Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader. This chili is thick and hearty with the surprise addition of cloves and celery. Dish it up the way you would normally serve chili or it is also good served over rice. Enjoy!

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    Ingredients:

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    Garnish

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add the ground round and saute until browned.
    3. 3
      Add the garlic, onions, peppers, and celery and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 8-10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the beans, tomatoes (and their juices), tomato sauce, bay leaf, chili powder, sugar, cloves, salt, and pepper; stir well.
    5. 5
      Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 1/2 hours.
    6. 6
      Add the red wine and cook another 30 minutes.
    7. 7
      Adjust the seasonings, if needed, before serving.
    8. 8
      Serve bowls of chili topped with grated cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and chopped green onions.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 09, 2007

      55

      This is delicious chili! The amount of spices is just right. The amount of chili powder used was ideal to my family's taste so no need to add any more. I did not add the celery only because my husband does not care for it. It was thick but not too thick and made for a satisfying meal. I love it with the cheese, onions and sour cream on top! Thanks for sharing, Juenessa.

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    Nutritional Facts for Velma's Chili

    Serving Size: 1 (387 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 653.3
     
    Calories from Fat 329
    50%
    Total Fat 36.6 g
    56%
    Saturated Fat 12.5 g
    62%
    Cholesterol 107.3 mg
    35%
    Sodium 1386.8 mg
    57%
    Total Carbohydrate 39.2 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 10.3 g
    41%
    Sugars 11.4 g
    45%
    Protein 36.1 g
    72%

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