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4 Star Chili

Makes 8 servings

 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, chopped

 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

 1 carrot, sliced

 1 onion, chopped

 2 stalks celery, chopped

 1/4 cup white wine

 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

 1/3 cup bottled steak sauce

 5 slices bacon

 1 1/2 pounds ground beef

 1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning mix

 1 teaspoon ground cumin

 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained

 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions - Combine ingredients in a large pot over medium-low heat, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, carrot, onion, celery, wine, pepper flakes, bell peppers and steak sauce.

While tomato mixture is simmering, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels. Cook beef in bacon drippings until brown; drain. Stir chili seasoning into ground beef.

Stir seasoned beef, cumin and bacon into tomato mixture. Continue to simmer until vegetables are tender and flavors are well blended.

Stir in beans, cilantro and parsley. Heat and serve.

Vegetarian Chili

Makes 8 servings.

 4 cloves garlic, minced

 2 tablespoons olive oil

 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice

 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer

 4 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste

 1 tablespoon mustard powder

 1 teaspoon dried oregano

 freshly ground black pepper

 1 teaspoon ground cumin

 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed

 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions - In a 4 quart pot, sauté garlic in oil.

Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, beer, chili powder, mustard powder, oregano, pepper, cumin, hot pepper sauce. Stir in the pinto beans, garbanzo beans, black beans, red and white kidney beans, and corn. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer for 20 minutes. Top serving's with cheese if desired.
Texas Style Chili


Takes around 35 minutes in total. Serves 4


  • 1 can (16 oz) Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (16 oz) Chili Beans
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lb ground beef, 85% lean
  • 1 each onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp brown mustard
  • 1/2 cup sweet or honey barbecue sauce


  1. Heat oil in large skillet. Using spatula, add beef and brown over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes or until aromatic.
  3. Add chili powder, beans and chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add mustard and barbecue sauce. Let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally and serve.