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Fruit Chili

Serves 6

1 1/2 lb ground beef
    or ground turkey
2 cups chopped onions
4 cloves garlic
In large dutch oven, cook meat, onions and garlic until the meat is brown. Drain off fat.

2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 can chicken broth

3 bell peppers
2 cans diced green chilies
2 granny smith apples
Stir in two (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes with juice, 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce, and 1 can (14.5 oz) low-sodium chicken broth.

Chop 3 red, green and/or yellow sweet peppers and add. Drain 2 (4.5 oz) cans diced green chilies and add. Core and chop 2 unpeeled granny smith apples and add.

2 Tbsp unsweetened
        cocoa powder
3 Tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp cumin to taste
Add in cocoa powder, chili powder, curry powder, cinnamon, and cumin.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour.

1 can red kidney beans
2/3 cup slivered almonds
Drain 1 (15-oz) can red kidney beans and add along with almonds. Cook until heated through.

toppingsGarnish with raisins, cheddar cheese, and plain yogurt.

This is adapted from Better Homes and Gardens 100 Favorite Soups & Stews 1999 -- one of those little menu magazines you buy at the check out counter at the grocery store! Today, you can find an online copy of the recipe.

Terri Purcell


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