Rainbow Drive Inn Local Kine Chili
- 1 1/2 lb Ground beef
- 1/4 lb Bacon, chopped into 1/4"x1/4" cubes
- 2 Medium Onions, Chopped
- 1 C Celery, chopped
- 1 Large Bell Pepper, finely chopped
- 3 Cans Kidney beans drained, save liquid(see below)
- 3-4 Cans Tomato sauce
- 1 Can Tomato Paste
- 1 - 1 1/2 C Bean "liquid" or water
- 2 Tb Ketchup
- 2 Tb Red wine
- 2 Bay leaf
- 3-4 Tb Chili powder
- 1/2 Chicken Bullion Cube
- 1-2 tsp Sugar
- 1 Tb Oregano
- 1 Tb Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Cumin
- 1/4 tsp Grated Ginger
- 3-4 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1-2 Tb Mayonnaise(Best Foods or Hellman's)
Adapted from mmm-yoso.typepad.com
1 - Brown bacon over medium heat, when the bacon starts getting crisp add the Onions, Celery, Bell Pepper, Ginger, Pepper Flakes, and Garlic, stirring to prevent browning.
2 - Once the onion turns translucent, add the Ground Beef, and brown.
3 - When the ground beef is browned add beans, tomato sauce, tomato paste, bean liquid(start with 1 cup), beans, bullion, sugar, oregano,bay leaf, and cumin. Bring to a low boil, than reduce to a simmer.
4 - When chili has been simmering for 5-6 minutes, add in Worcestershire, chili powder(start with 2 Tb), red wine, and paprika. Let simmer for a few minutes, taste and adjust flavor.
5 - Simmer for 30 minutes, and mix in 1-2 Tb Mayonnaise.