Gillie’s Chili

Ingredients:
1  1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
2 chopped Ortega peppers
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. ground buffalo meat
1/2 – 3/4 cup chicken soup
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 15 oz. can chopped tomatoes
1 15 oz. can & 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
3 15 oz. cans kidney beans
1 15 oz. can pinto beans with jalapeno peppers
1 cup sliced mushrooms
3 Tblsp. chili powder or to taste
2 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
1 1/2 tsp. Lea & Perrins
Pepper
Hot Sauce (optional)

Sauté the chopped onion, celery, peppers, and garlic in 1/2 cup of the chicken soup.

Add the remaining ingredients, except for the meat and beans. Simmer the sauce for 45 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.

Add the ground meat and the beans to the chili (If necessary, grind the meat in a meat grinder or food processor). Cook and stir about 30 minutes
Garnishes:  (optional).

1 large red onion, chopped
2-3 red tomatoes, diced
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
2 avocados, diced
2 limes, quartered