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Alexander Walters' "French Canadian Chili"

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  • 1 Clove garlic; minced
  • 2 Onions; chopped
  • 2 lb Lean ground beef
  • 2 Each: red; green and yellow peppers, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper; seeded and chopped
  • 1 Container (10 oz) white mushrooms; chopped
  • 5 Garden tomatoes; chopped
  • 5 Plum tomatoes; chopped
  • 2 cn (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 2 cn (28 oz) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 Jar; (16 oz) garden style tomato sauce
  • 2 tb Dried oregano
  • 2 tb Dried thyme
  • 1 tb Celery salt
  • Ground pepper
  • 4 cn Red kidney beans; drained


First, pour some vegetable oil a large skillet. Then add the garlic and onion, letting them saute until they're translucent. Then add the ground beef and brown it.
Add all the peppers, jalapenos included, plus the mushrooms to the post, continue cooking the vegetables until they soften a bit (2-3 minutes). To a large pot, add all the canned tomato paste, the canned stewed tomatoes and the chopped fresh plum and garden tomatoes.
Combine browned meat/peppers mixture with tomato mixture in large pot. Add the oregano, thyme, celery salt and pepper.
Let entire mixture simmer for 20-25 minutes.
After it's simmered, add the beans and simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes until the sauce is the consistency of a thick gravy.
Alexander Walters is the handsomely sexy actor who plays Mark Kasnoff on CBS's, "As The World Turns." Originally from Toronto, Canada, Walters went to college in Montreal where, during a stint as a bartender, he was discovered by a modeling agent. His modeling career bought him to New York and the rest, as they say, is history! Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 472 by "bunny" <> on Jan 7, 1998