27 Ingredient Chili Con Carne {Share the Love}
 
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. dry pinto beans
  • Water to cover
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 2 onions, medium chopped
  • 1 (7 oz) can of diced green chilies
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 lbs. ground sirloin
  • 1 lb. pork sausage (like Jimmy Dean plain)
  • 2 Tbl. flour
  • 1 (16 oz) can of Boston baked beans
  • 1 (4 oz) can pimientos
  • 2 (30 oz size) diced tomatoes
  • ¾ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup sweet red pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 (9 oz) pitted ripe olives, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, minced
  • 1 (12 oz) bottle of chili sauce
  • 1 Tbl. salt
  • 1 Tbl. garlic salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbl. cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbl. oregano
  • 2-4 Tbl. chili powder, more or less-to taste
  • ½ tsp. orange zest (easy does it)
  • 1 pt. sour cream
Instructions
  1. Wash and drain pinto beans and soak in water overnight. Drain.
  2. Cover with water and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer 2 to 3 hours or until tender. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile melt butter in large Dutch oven and add onions chilies and garlic. Saute until onion is soft.
  4. Add chopped sirloin and cook over moderate heat until meat is brown.
  5. In a separate pan brown sausage and pour off fat. Add sausage to meat mixture.
  6. Sprinkle with flour and stir to blend.
  7. Add pinto and canned beans and all remaining ingredients except sour cream; bring just to boil.
  8. Lower heat and simmer about 30 minutes.
  9. Skim off fat with a cold spoon as it rises to the top.
  10. Serve with sour cream.
Notes
This chili freezes beautifully.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at http://www.lemonythyme.com/27-ingredient-chili-con-carne/