Basic Chili

5 strips DLM Uncured Bacon
2 medium onions, chopped
2 lbs DLM Natural Beef Ground Chuck
(3) 14-oz cans diced tomatoes
(3) 15-oz can kidney beans
3 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp ground cumin
4 tsp salt
Chopped onion, grated cheddar cheese, and sour cream for garnish

In a Dutch oven, fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and sauté onion in bacon fat. Add ground chuck, break up with a fork, and cook until meat is browned. Stir in tomatoes, beans, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Crumble fried bacon, and stir in. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered 3 to 4 hours.

Refrigerate overnight. Reheat and serve with bowls of chopped onion, cheddar cheese, and sour cream if desired.

Makes 8 servings

Allergy Warning: Contains Milk

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