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Easy Chili

Here's my new go-to chili recipe.  I can make the seasoning mix ahead of time, so all I need to have on hand is a beer and a pound of any ground meat.  I usually use turkey.

Mimi's Chili:

1 pound ground meat of your choice (or lots of chopped up veggies or those veggie crumbles)
1 12 ounce beer (I use Blue Moon, but if you use ground beef, Guinness would be good)
1 recipe of chili seasoning (recipe follows)
1 can diced tomatoes
2 beef stock cubes or 2 teaspoons beef base
1 can chili beans (or any other kind of beans you want to use)

Put ground meat and half of the beer in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Cook meat until no pink remains.  Add the seasoning mix and stir.  Add tomatoes, beans, beef base and what's left of the beer.  Simmer chili covered for 30 minutes to an hour.  The longer, the better.

This is best served with shredded cheddar, chopped green onions, fresh cilantro and a big ole piece of buttermilk cornbread!

Seasoning Mix (1 recipe)

2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 tablespoon granulated onion
1/4 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon dried parsley
2 tablespoons masa flour
black pepper

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