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Uncle Dan's Almost Famous Chili

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From Dan Cole an Indianapolis Colts Tailgater

If you like chili and you like it hot this is a must recipe for you. Put on your apron and fasten your seat belt cause away we go.

4-5 lbs of ground chuck
1/2 cup olive oil
3 cups onions, chopped
3 cups bell peppers, chopped
3 Tbsp. garlic, minced
5 large bay leaves
1 1/2 Tsp. oregano
1 large bottle chili powder
2 Tbsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
3 Tbsp. paprika
3 Tbsp. flour
3 qts. beef broth
6 cups pinto beans

Brown the beef in olive oil. Add onions, bell peppers and garlic. Simmer ten minutes. Add bayleaves (will prevent heartburn), oregano, chili powder, ground cumin (more if you like), cayenne pepper, paprika, and flour. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Add beef broth (diluted) and pinto beans. Cover and cook 2 hrs (tasting and stirring is encouraged as well as expected) grab a box of crackers and an ice cold beverage and enjoy.