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Recipe & Review....Johnny Carino's (clone) Italian Chili

Last post Mar 25, 2007 12:47 PM by jilliebean_az . 5 replies.


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  • Recipe & Review....Johnny Carino's (clone) Italian Chili
    The other day, Muffiebee posted a request for this recipe...and Texasrose posted it. I don't know if it tastes like the one at Johnny Carino's since I've never had it, but I can tell you that this recipe is delicious, IMHO of course. It was cold and raining when I made this the other day, but it's great taste quickly warmed me up. :) I will definitely be making this again.

    Thanks to Muffiebee for requesting it (otherwise I'd never of heard of it) and to Texasrose for finding it.

    My changes below.

    Barb


    ITALIAN CHILI - Tastes like Johnny Carino's

    1 lb. ground beef
    1/2 lb. bulk Italian sausage
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
    Fresh minced garlic, if desired
    1 (30 oz) jar Ragu Super Chunky Mushroom spaghetti sauce, or
    favorite brand
    1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
    1 (15 oz.) can chili beans, drained
    1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 (4 oz.) jar or can of sliced mushrooms, drained
    1 cup water
    1/3 cup sliced pepperoni, halved
    5 teaspoons chili powder, or more to taste
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    Pepper, to taste
    Crushed red pepper, to taste

    In a large pot, brown beef, sausage, onion, green pepper, and garlic
    (if using); drain well.
    Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
    uncovered, for 30 minutes

    MY NOTES:
    I used gr. turkey breast, my package was 20 oz. used it all.

    My package of Italian Sausage was 1 lb....used it all.

    Didn't have green pepper, so didn't add.

    For the garlic, used new product by McCormick. Minced garlic with Italian seasoning.

    Used a jar of Barilla Spag. sauce, Italian Sausage flavor.

    Used 2 cans (7 oz./4 oz. drained) of sliced Portabella mushrooms.

    Cut the pepperoni slices into fourths instead of halves.

    Used 3tsp./1T. of gr. Cumin in place of the chili powder.

    Instead of making it on the stove, I did it in my crockpot. After browning the meats and onion, I dumped everything in the CP and cooked it on low most of the day.
    Left out the salt.
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  • RE: Recipe & Review....Johnny Carino's (clone) Italian Chili
    Hey......where are all you chili lovers? You gotta try this, it's delicious. :)

    Barb
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  • RE: Recipe & Review....Johnny Carino's (clone) Italian Chili
    Barb, this looks good. Thanks. Jill
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  • RE: Recipe & Review....Johnny Carino's (clone) Italian Chili
    I know there has to be more chili lovers on here besides Jill. :)

    Barb
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  • RE: Recipe & Review....Johnny Carino's (clone) Italian Chili
    I copied the recipe too and plan on making it but didn't have enough of the ingredients to make it so will do when I get to the store next time. Sounds delicious - thanks for the review and glad you liked it!!

    pegg
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    pegg

  • RE: Recipe & Review....Johnny Carino's (clone) Italian Chili
    Sounds delicious! Thank-you for your review!
    Jill
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