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Motor City Chili

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  • Donna Penyak's Motor City Chili is a favorite Super Bowl dish whether or not the Detroit Lions are playing.

       Donna Penyak's Motor City Chili is a favorite Super Bowl dish whether or not the Detroit Lions are playing.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Donna Penyak's Motor City Chili is a favorite Super Bowl dish whether or not the Detroit Lions are playing.

       Donna Penyak's Motor City Chili is a favorite Super Bowl dish whether or not the Detroit Lions are playing.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 

3 pounds beef stew meat, ¼-inch cubed, or mix of cubed beef and veal

1 green pepper, chopped

1 Spanish onion, chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon red chili flakes

1 tablespoon cumin

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 cup red salsa

1 cup barbecue sauce

2 teaspoons oregano

2 cups beef stock

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 bay leaf

1 cup tomato purée

Salt and pepper to taste

Grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions to finish

In a large heavy bottom pot, brown the stew meat. Add the peppers, onion, garlic and spices and cook 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, except the garnishes, and simmer on low for 1 to 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.

Serve with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions.

Serves six to eight.

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