Chili 3

3 lb ground meat
1/2 cup water
2 onions, chopped
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
6-7 cloves garlic, chopped
5 tbs chili powder
3 tbs flour
1 can whole tomatoes (pureed) or 2 cans tomato sauce
2 cans chili beans
Salt, to taste

In large heavy pot, combine meat and 1/2 cup water. Brown over low heat, stirring constantly to separate meat. Add onions, bell pepper, celery, garlic cook until transparent.

In small bowl, mix chili powder with flour. Sprinkle over cooking in large pot stirring to keep smooth. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes (or sauce), water, to desired consistency, salt to taste. Continue to cook over low heat for 30-40 minutes.

(Meat used can be beef, turkey).

Makes 10-12 servings.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana