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CHILI
Famous Dave's Copycat Recipe

3 pounds course ground beef (or a combo of ground beef and beef chunks)
2 teaspoons Montreal Steak Seasoning
5 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
4 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons Maggi Seasoning
1 tablespoon basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 stalks chopped celery
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green bell pepper
1 large jalapeno, finely chopped
2 (16 oz) cans hot chili beans
1 (22 oz) can tomato juice
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can tomato puree
1 (10 oz) can beef broth
3 tablespoons Famous Dave's BBQ Sauce
2 tablespoons Kahlua
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

Combine ground beef, steak seasoning, chili powder, black pepper, cumin, Maggi, basil and garlic powder in a stockpot and mix well. Cook until the ground beef begins to turn a crusty brown, stirring frequently.  Add celery, onion, green pepper and jalapeno. Cook until the vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.

Add un-drained chili beans, tomato juice, un-drained tomatoes, tomato puree, broth, BBQ sauce, Kahlua and Worcestershire sauce and mix well. Simmer until of the desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Ladle into chili bowls.  Serve with shredded Cheddar cheese, minced onion and plenty of crackers.