Rabbit Chili

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Jeremiah Tower's New American Classics

By Jeremiah Tower

Published 1986

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The chili in this recipe is not very hot, although you can make it hotter by adding more cayenne or putting a smoked chili (chipotle) in with the rabbit while it is cooking. I have made the accent sauce very hot.



Heat the oven to 375°F.

Rub the rabbit pieces with the ancho chili puree and sprinkle with salt. Put the bacon or ham fat in a 6-quart casserole just large enough to hold the rabbit and the liquid. Add the onions and garlic and put in the rabbit pieces. Put the pot in the oven and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.

Remove the casserole and put it on the stove. Add the bay leaves, cu