John Madden's Mess

MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 25hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse and pick over beans; place in a medium-sized bowl and cover with water; let soak overnight.
  • The next day, drain beans and place in a medium-size saucepan and add one quart of water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, lower heat, cover; let simmer until beans are tender, 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a Dutch oven or large skillet until crisp; remove with slotted spoon onto paper towels to drain.
  • Pour off all but two tablespoons of the bacon fat; saute ground beef, large onion and garlic in bacon fat over high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add cooked bacon, undrained tomatoes, chili powder, salt, oregano and cayenne; stir well and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 60 minutes, stirring every so often; steal some liquid from the beans and stir it in if mixture gets too thick.
  • Now would be a good time to cook that spaghetti.
  • Drain beans, add to meat/tomato mixture, and heat just to serving temperature.
  • To serve, place hot drained spaghetti on a large platter and spoon all the chili on top.
  • Cut tamales into pieces and arrange over chili.
  • Finally, scatter raw onion and dried red peppers over top, and serve.
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