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28-minute Chili

Serves: 8 to 12

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As the weather cools and the days grow shorter, what better way to cozy up than with a bowl of steaming hot chili? This version draws on the more classic notes and is redolent with spices, meat and beans.


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In a heavy pot, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until golden, about 5 minutes. Add spices, tomato paste and chipotle chiles to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to deeply caramelize (this is where a lot of the flavor develops). Turn the heat up a little bit if necessary.

Crumble in ground beef and stir to combine. The juices from the beef will help to deglaze the caramelization from the pan. Cook beef, scraping up any browned tomato paste mixture from the bottom of the pan, until it is done through. Add diced tomatoes and beer, wine or stock; stir to combine. Stir in beans and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 to 8 minutes to blend the flavors.

Ideas for garnish

Grated sharp cheddar cheese
Sliced green onions
Sour cream
Chopped avocado
Cilantro sprigs

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on October 26, 2013.

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Canola Oil

Canola oil is a gmo product. Its orgins are not natural. However, now it is grown under "organic" conditions.

RE: Canola Oil


Thanks for your comment.

An overview of this issue can be found in PCC's response to a letter to the editor in a past edition of the Sound Consumer.

Here's a link to the letter and response:

And here's a helpful excerpt from our response:
About 93 percent of U.S. canola is genetically engineered. All the canola oil we sell at PCC either is certified organic and/or Non-GMO Project Verified. We cannot provide this assurance for the many multi-ingredient processed foods with canola oil (soups, chips, frozen foods, etc.).

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Tom Monahan
PCC Natural Markets

28-Minute Chili

This recipe is fun to make and PCC carries all the ingredients it calls for. For the liquid, I used a beef broth and added a touch of bourbon. Also, I used only two chipotle chilies instead of three. The "heat" is still pretty intense so I added about 3Tbs. of maple syrup, which helped. Next time I will only use one. Looking forward to garnishing this with sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, cilantro and avocado.

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