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Chai's Chili

3 lbs ground beef, turkey or chicken
6 cloves minced garlic
1 diced onion
1-1.5 tsp salt
black pepper
chili powder
cocoa powder
brown sugar
1-2 bay leaves
28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
tomato paste
chicken stock (optional)
14 oz can beans (optional)

Brown the garlic and onions (add garlic first), really brown, adding 1/2 tsp of salt and some pepper along the way.
Add the spices and get them nice and toasted with the onions and garlic for a good amount of time.
Add a splash of stock to unstick everything from the bottom of the pan.
Cook the beef almost all the way through on medium heat.
Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and mix.
Add a splash of stock and the bay leaf.
Simmer partially covered for 10-20 minutes or so.
Add thoroughly rinsed beans.
Add salt to taste.
Turn off heat and let it chill a little uncovered.
After stirring nicely, serve with Greek yogurt or sour cream, and maybe shredded cheese. 🧀

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