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                  Week 49 Featured Recipe
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Submitted by Andrea, Spring, Texas, who tells us at the end of her recipe to chow down & enjoy, which we did. This is a thick, spicy chili and full of flavor. While there are plenty of ingredients, it is not difficult to make and will probably serve 8 to 10 people.
• Cutting Board
• Knife
• Can Opener
• Wooden Spoon
• Large Stock Pot
• 10" Skillet
• 11" Chicken Fryer
• A 3 medium onions, chopped
• A 3 tbsp olive oil
• B 3 Serrano peppers, seeded & diced
• B 3 Jalapeno peppers, seeded & diced
• B 2 cups bell peppers, chopped
  (1 red & 1 orange)
• B 5 tsp ground cumin
• B 9 tbsp chili powder
• C 1 ½ lbs chili meat
• C 1 ½ lbs hamburger meat
• C 3 tsp garlic powder
• C 2 tbsp hot pepper sauce
• C 2 tsp oregano
• C 1 tbsp salt
• C 1 tbsp black pepper
• D 2 15oz cans chili tomatoes
• D 2 15oz cans tomato sauce
• D 2 cups beef broth
• D 1 tsp cayenne pepper
• D 1 tsp chopped bay  leaves
• D 2 tbsp Worcestershire
• D 1 12oz can of beer
• E 3 or 4 15oz cans of kidney beans

In a 10" skillet over medium heat, mix and cook the ingredients in section A until onions are golden brown, appx 5 minutes.

Add the ingredients from Section B and cook together, appx 3 minutes.

In a chicken fryer over medium high heat, cook all the ingredients in Section C until meat is browned, appx 8 to 10 minutes.

Combine all the ingredients from Sections A, B & C together in a large stock pot.

Add the ingredients in Section D to the pot. Bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 1½ hours.

Add the kidney beans in Section E to the other ingredients and simmer about 10 to 15 minutes. You can smash some of the beans to increase thickness to desired level.

Let cool while shredding cheddar cheese for the chili, unwrap saltine crackers then CHOW down. Enjoy.

HINTS: I chopped all my veggies and measured out the ingredients then sorted them according to their “Section”. This made it very easy to follow the instructions. Also, my wife is not fond of kidney beans so I replaced 2 cans of the kidney beans with great northern beans.