Chili With Bacon
|Dried beans||1 Pound (Pinto Or Red Kidney)|
|Bacon ends||1⁄2 Pound|
|Salt||3 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm)|
|Chili powder||2 Tablespoon|
|Ground cumin||1 Teaspoon|
|Tomato paste/1 canned/fresh tomato||1 Tablespoon|
Cover beans with water and let stand overnight; do not drain.
Next day, add bacon, bring to boil and simmer, covered, about 2 hours.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, 2 hours longer, or until beans are tender and liquid is reduced to a gravylike consistency.
Serve in bowls.
Makes 6 servings.
NOTE: Beans can be cooked without soaking, if preferred, but time will be 2 hours or more longer.
Other dried beans can also be used.