Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Homemade Chili [Ronald Reagan's favorite]

episode number one-- homemade chili. This was one of Ronald Reagan's favorite dishes, as prepared by a chef in the White House named Henry Haller. Scroll down for the recipe:


2 cups onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup bacon grease
2 lbs ground beef
2 T chili powder
1 T salt
1 T beef base
4 cups whole tomatoes, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 T sugar
4 - 6 cups pinto beans, cooked

First, use a heavy pot to melt the bacon drippings and sauté the onions and garlic. Next, add the ground beef and chili powder. Stir it until the meat is browned. Then, add the salt, beef base, tomatoes, bay leaf and sugar. For about twenty minutes, simmer the meat, covered, but stirring often.

Then, it's time to add the pinto beans to the meat. Continue to simmer this mixture for one hour, covered, and over low heat. Be sure to stir gently from time to time and test for flavor.

Makes 16 servings. Enjoy!

This public domain recipe was retrieved on December 5, 2014 from the recipeofhealth.com website.

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