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Gather Around the Chili

An easy dinner to pull together when company's coming.
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Serves 8

The Menu

All-American Chili

Green Onion Drop Biscuits

Mixed Greens Salad with Vinaigrette


Produce department:
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
8 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1 jalape├▒o pepper, chopped
mixed greens

Dairy department:
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Baking/condiment aisles:
baking powder
baking soda
vegetable shortening
salad dressing
2 bay leaves
chili powder
brown sugar
ground cumin
dried oregano
black pepper
Cooking spray

Canned foods aisles:
2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped
2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained tomato paste

Meat department:
6 ounces hot turkey Italian sausage
1 pound ground sirloin

Wine/beer aisles:
1 1/4 cups Merlot or other fruity red wine