Recipe: My Husband's Best Chili
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 8 quarts
  • 2 pounds small white beans, dried
  • 3 pounds round beef
  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped fine
  • 6 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 1 yellow hot pepper, sliced
  • 3 - 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes
  • 1 -8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 3 tablespoons cumin ground
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder, mild
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Sort through 2 pounds of white beans, rinse and drain.
  2. Place 12 cups of water in a heavy bottomed skillet and add the beans.
  3. Simmer for two hours until the water is almost gone.
  4. While the beans are cooking, fry the hamburger meat.
  5. Add the sliced yellow hot pepper to the meat.
  6. Remove the meat from the pan, reserving four tablespoons of fat.
  7. Add more fat/butter if you don't have four tablespoons, or if you just need more.
  8. Add the onion, celery and bell pepper to the pan.
  9. Saute until the onion is just transparent.
  10. Add the cooked vegetables, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth and spices to the beans.
  11. Simmer on low heat for one hour.
Recipe by GAPS Diet Journey at