Rebecca's Chile

We got this delicious and easy recipe from our friend Rebecca and now Charlie and I make it quite often. We've modified the recipe a little (reflected below), but not much. Rebecca's original recipe is vegetarian but we often make it with pork or turkey.

The Recipe

Ingredients: Steps:
  1. Saute onions and garlic in oil.
  2. Use a hand blender or other blender to chop up the tomatoes a little. Don't overdo it. They should still be a little bit chunky. (Tomato chunks in photo are way too big.)
  3. Mix onions, garlic, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, beans, and broth in very large pot. Start heating on medium high heat.
  4. Heat some oil in a skillet and then crumble in the Gimme Lean or ground pork or turkey. Cook till it is done but not too crispy. (Gimme Lean should have texture of ground meat.)
  5. Stir the cumin, chile, and cayenne into the meat and cook another minute or two.
  6. Stir the meat into the pot with the other ingredients.
  7. Salt to taste.
  8. Bring everything to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 or 10 minutes -- or longer if you like. Add more broth if it's too thick.
It is good served with cornbread or tortilla chips or tortillas. And some like to put a little grated cheese or sour cream on top.

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