Cajun Chili (Roux Based)
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- 2 lbs quality ground beef
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, can substitute bacon drippings
- 2 tablespoons flour, heaping
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin powder
- 1 -2 tablespoon sugar, to taste
- cayenne pepper
- 16 ounces red kidney beans (optional)
- sliced green onion (optional)
- grated cheddar cheese (optional)
- Make brown roux (careful not to burn) with oil and flour, stirring constantly.
- Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Saute about 3 minutes.
- Add ground beef and cook until browned, breaking up chunks.
- Add tomato paste, chili powder, cumin powder, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper topping with about 1 - 2 cup water, depending on desired consistancy.
- Stir to combine and simmer half covered for 20 - 25 minutes, stirring occasionally and checking the level of liquid.
- If adding the optional can red kidney beans, add this 5 to 10 minutes prior to the end of cook time.
- Top individual servings with cheddar cheese and sprinkle with sliced green onions.
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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 forhttp://www.recipezaar.com/Chili-Powder-Blend-221230, 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!
A very nice mild chili. I liked it because it is a chili that is even suitable to serve in the warm weather since it has so many veggies and therefore is not as "heavy" as most chilis. The spice is subtle, but nice. I was looking for something to make with beans, so I may have used more beans than meat, but it is still good. I also used red peppers instead of the green bell peppers. Made for ZWT5.
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