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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday Beefcake: More Chili, More Sandoval

We found this on About.com and need to spice up Saturday afternoon some more with more Daniel Sandoval


•1 lb chicken, cut up into small chunks (I like to use boneless breasts for their "ease" and lower fat content)
•1 cup chopped onion
•1 can (or the equivalent) chicken broth
•2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
•2 tsp Cumin seed (ground will not withstand long cooking as well)
•1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
•3 -15oz cans white beans (great northern or cannellini), drained and rinsed
•1 or 2 chopped red, green or yellow bell peppers, or combination
•jalapeno chili peppers, fresh, jarred or canned, optional or 'to taste'

In a 4 or 6 quart crockery cooker combine the chicken, onions, chicken broth, garlic, cumin and oregano.
Let cook awhile on low (approx. 3-5 hours, depending on your schedule)
Add drained beans.

Now here is the important part if you don't want mushy chili.. Add the bell peppers and jalapeno peppers (if using) no earlier than the last hour or hour and a half before serving.

Top each serving with shredded Monterey jack cheese and or broken tortilla chips if desired.

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