Wayne Gretzky’s Chili

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date tried: April 3, 2018
Yield: 6-8 servings
Time needed: 1 hour

If you are a hockey fan, Wayne Gretzky needs no introduction. The contributor tells us her mother received this recipe from him in the late 1980s. I’m fine with the pineapple, but not so much with the baked beans.

Wayne Gretzky’s Chili

Wayne Gretzky’s Chili
1 kg. ground beef
3 large onions, chopped
3 stalks celery, sliced
1 large green pepper, diced
1 x 156ml can tomato paste
1 x 706 ml can tomatoes
1 x 540 ml can kidney beans
2 x 398 ml cans baked beans
1 cup dry red wine (optional)
3 dashes hot pepper sauce
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 – 2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 x 540 ml can pineapple chunks

Cook beef in a large frying pan, wok or Dutch oven over low heat; stir in green pepper, celery and onions.
Raise heat to medium and cook until vegetables are soft and beef has lost its pink colour. (about 10 minutes)
Stir in tomato paste, tomatoes, beans and seasonings. Simmer over low yeat 30-45 minutes, stirring often.
Add drained pineapple chunks just before serving.

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