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Chili Sandwiches

 Chili Sandwiches
No one will be able to resist these special sandwiches stuffed with spicy chili. Of course, the chili also makes a wonderfully filling meal by itself.
30 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 30 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • Place beans in a large saucepan; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to

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Directions (continued)

  • a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let
  • stand for 1 to 4 hours or until beans are softened. Drain and rinse
  • beans, discarding liquid.
  • In a large kettle or Dutch oven, simmer beans and beef in water for 2
  • hour or until very tender; drain. Shred beef and place beef and
  • beans in a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a
  • slotted spoon, remove bacon to slow cooker. Discard all but 3
  • tablespoons drippings. Saute the onion, carrots, celery and peppers
  • in drippings until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Transfer to the slow cooker. Add all the remaining ingredients
  • except buns. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, stirring often.
  • Discard bay leaf. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each bun. Yield: 30 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 289 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 686 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 15 g protein.