Chasen's Restaurant Chili

This was Elizabeth Taylor's favourite chili. Rumour has it that she and Richard Burton used to have it flown to whatever location they happened to be working at.
  • 1/2 cup pinto beans, washed and soaked overnight
  • 5 cups canned tomatoes
  • 1 lb chopped green pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • 2 1/2lbs chili grind beef chuck
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper, cumin seeds and msg (Accent)

Simmer beans in soaking water until tender. Add tomatoes and simmer for five minute. Sauté the green peppers in oil for five minutes. Add onions and cook until tender, stirring often. Add garlic and parsley. Sauté the pork and beef in butter for 15 minutes. Add the meat to the vegetable mixture, stir in the chili powder and cook for ten minutes. Then put in the beans and spices and simmer, covered, for one hour. Uncover the pot and simmer for another 30 minutes. Skim off the grease. That's it!

  • Yields: 8 servings
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