Chess Championship Chili

   For the Kramnik vs. Leko World Championship match, I am having a small party. I am inviting a few friends over to enjoy the festivities. I bought a few cases  and broke out the demonstration board I got a few years ago. I got this great Chess Championship Chili recipe, I am going to bust it out for Saturday's game.  Now maybe your not having a Chess Championship party, but you should take a copy of this recipe, because you never know, maybe some day you will have to cook for a dozen chess players. So here it is. 
 bon appetite.... Bam


Recipe for a serving of a dozen guys 

10 lbs. of ground meat (8 lbs. of beef and 2 lbs. of pork)
3 large onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 stocks celery, chopped
1 (28oz.) can tomatoes, diced or pureed
1 (6-8oz.) can tomato paste
1 package chili powder mix (El Paso)
1 tblsp. oregano
hot sauce
crushed chili
tsp. cayenne pepper
1 red bell pepper (green optional), diced
2 (19 oz.) cans red kidney beans with liquid
3 tsp. salt
black pepper to taste


1. Pour oil into the bottom of a large sauce pan, enough to cover the bottom of the pot.
2. Add onions, garlic, oregano, celery, peppers, crushed chili, cayenne pepper  - cook on low to medium heat until mixture is golden.
3. Add the meat and cook at medium to high until meat is browned. Break up meat with a wooden spoon.
4. Add tomatoes and tomato paste.
5. Add chili mix, hot sauce, and salt and pepper.
6. Taste to test how hot it is, if you want it hotter just add more cayenne pepper. Be careful, if you add too much you can ruin the whole meal.
7. Add the beans
8)  simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.

Serve with soft tacos...or hot crusty Italian bread...enjoy!