Tucson Jailhouse Chili


Ingredients: (6 servings)

2 pounds ground beef

1 onion

6 cloves garlic, peeled

1 4-ounce can diced green chilies

1 4-ounce can jalapeno peppers

1 12-ounce can diced tomatoes

1 6-ounce can tomato paste

6 tablespoons chili powder (or more)

3 teaspoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon vinegar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon salad oil

1 pound pinto or kidney beans, cooked and drained

salt & pepper

grated sharp cheddar cheese -(garnish)

sliced green onions -(garnish)



Dice onion; sauté in Dutch oven. Dice garlic and add to onions and cook until they are clear. Stir for 30 seconds; add ground beef, green chilies, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, vinegar, brown sugar, oil and drained beans.

Simmer for 1˝ to 2 hours (DO NOT BOIL). Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with cheese and green onion. Serve with corn chips.