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Old 07-24-2007, 03:37 PM   #1
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Banana Chili

To be honest, I thought this would be horrible, but surprisingly it's not!

World Famous Banana Chili

3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
8 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 pounds ground chuck
10 12 whole bananas
2 cups plain yogurt
1 envelope taco seasoning or 1/4 cup taco seasoning
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 15oz can tomato sauce
3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 6oz can tomato paste
2 15 to 16oz cans of kidney beans (drained)

Mash bananas with yogurt in a large mixing bowl. Heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic. Saute about 8 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add chuck and cook until brown, breaking up meat with a spatula as it cooks. Add taco seasoning, basil, oregano, and thyme. Stir 2 minutes. Mix in bananas, yogurt, tomato sauce, chicken broth and tomato paste. Simmer until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, about 1 and a half hours. Mix in beans. Simmer for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until cold then reheat over low when ready to serve.


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Old 07-25-2007, 12:31 PM   #2
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Bump for deliciousness.

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Old 12-09-2007, 07:19 AM   #3
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I'll try it soon.
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