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Karl’s Chicken Bone Broth Chili Bean Soup

I roasted a chicken with the express intent of having a carcass to make bone broth later in the week. When the kids decided not to come for dinner, I was left with more than the usual amount of leftovers. After the first meal, I made tacos with the breast meat. With the bits that remained I made this soup.

Karl’s Chicken Bone Broth Chili Bean Soup

Karl’s Chicken Bone Broth Chili Bean Soup

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Karl’s Weekday Beef Chili

I like slow cooked chili with tender chunks of beef, sometimes I just want a quick meal for a weekday. While I have been known to simply use a brand name chili, occasionally I like to go just a step further. This may take a few more minutes than simply opening a can, but the flavor is worth the effort.

Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili II

Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili II

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Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili

While I like slow cooked chili with tender chunks of beef, I sometimes just want a quick meal for a weekday. While I have been known to simply use a brand name chili, sometimes I like to go just a step further. This may take a few more minutes than simply opening a can, but the flavor is worth the effort.

Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili

Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili

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Karl’s Quick Beef Chili with Beans

Everyone has their own ideas about chili. A wide variety of dishes fall under the general heading of “chili.” Some think this dish should be only beef slow cooked in chili sauce. Others use a wide variety of meats—chicken, pork, turkey—in their chili. Still others say that it should include beans as well. Vegetarians get rid of the meat all together and still call it “chili.”

Karl’s Quick Beef Chili with Beans

Karl’s Quick Beef Chili with Beans

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Claudia’s Chili

Before I left home for the first time, I sat down with my mother’s recipe box and wrote down my favorite dishes.  I had a hankering for chili this week end. I dug out my mother’s recipe and I was amazed to find that her “chili” did not actually include any chili! Continue reading

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Karl’s Refried Beans Azteca

I wanted to do something a little different with my refried beans. Sunday’s Parade Magazine had an article on ways to make your beans a little different. Adding chocolate seemed like a perfectly Mexican thing to do, but I have never seen a refried bean recipe that included it.

Karl’s Refried Beans Azteca

Karl’s Refried Beans Azteca

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Karl’s Chili California con Carne

Jan has a hankering for chili. She pointed out that I have not made it in a long time—looking at my posts, not since February of last year. For Jan, chili means “chili with beans.”

Karl’s Chili California con Carne

Karl’s Chili California con Carne

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Claudia’s Chili

Before I left home for the first time, I sat down with my mother’s recipe box and wrote down my favorite dishes.  As I was making my chili California I had thought about using my mother’s recipe. I took it out and looked it over. I was surprised to find that it did not actually include any “chile.” I remember loving my mother’s “chili” as a child, but I am not sure I can call it “chili” any more—it was more of a German beef and beans. Continue reading

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