The deep meaty flavor of this chili comes not from beef but loads of fresh mushrooms; the more shiitakes you can afford, the meatier this will taste.
Although the recipe was developed for 4, it can be expanded in almost infinite ways, which makes it a fine candidate for doubling up and freezing half for a rainy day. To double or triple the recipe, figure on a generous
Although this is delicious served over a bowl of rice, it is better yet over polenta. Include as many of the condiments as you have on hand or have time to prepare.
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