Cookbook:Easy Chili

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Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Texas cuisine

Chili originated in Texas in the 1800s. There are many variations of chili.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

A very simple chili recipe consists of the following ingredients:

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes.
  2. Taste kidney beans for flavor to determine when done.
  3. Serve with crackers, shredded cheese, and your favorite spices.

It is important to soak (for 12 hours) and pre-cook dried beans. Dried kidney beans will cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea unless they have been boiled briskly (a slow cooker will not do - it can even make things worse) for at least twenty minutes to destroy the very indigestible phytohaemagglutinin that they contain - they will then need another 60-90 minutes slow simmer to be tender. Tinned kidney beans are quite safe and do not need pre-cooking as their preparation involves sufficient heat to destroy the toxin.)

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