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                         600271 BILLERICA HAYSTACKS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Snacks
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    Onion, chopped
    1                    Bell pepper, chopped
    3       tb           Vegetable oil
    2                    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1       lb           Ground beef chuck
    1       lb           Ground pork
    3                    4 tbsp. chili powder
    1       tb           Ground cumin
    1                    (28 oz.) can tomatoes,
                         -chopped, with juice
    1       c            Canned beef broth
    1                    Bay leaf
      3/4   ts           Cayenne
    1       t            Tabasco
      1/2   ts           Oregano
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   ts           Freshly ground pepper
    1       oz           Grated semi-sweet chocolate
                         -Pinch of cinnamon
                         -HAYSTACKS:
    1                    Bag Fritos
                         Chopped mild onion
                         Chopped green, red or
                         -yellow bell pepper
                         Chopped ripe tomato
                         Chopped cabbage or lettuce
                         Chopped canned jalapenos
                         Scallions
                         Grated sharp cheddar
                         -cheese
                         Sliced black or green
                         -olives
                         Sour cream
 
   In a kettle cook the onion and bell pepper until
   softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook
   another minute. In a large skillet brown the meat over
   high heat and transfer when done to the kettle. Add
   chili powder and cumin and cook the mixture, stirring,
   for about a minute. Add tomatoes, broth, bay leaf,
   cayenne, Tabasco, oregano, salt and pepper and bring
   to a boil.  Lower heat and allow to simmer slowly for
   2 hours. Or, put chili into slow cooker for several
   hours. Stir in the chocolate and cinnamon and adjust
   seasonings. Place bowls of each of the above
   accompaniments on the table so diners can prepare
   their own Haystacks. A layer of Fritos is placed on
   the plate or bowl first; then some chili, and
   whichever accompaniments appeal to the diner. May be
   topped with sour cream. From: Mary Riemerman
                   Date: Wed, 03-0
  
 
 
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