Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Amazing Chili (Tanya's GREAT recipe)

I have searched high and low for a chili recipe for years.  This is by far the very best chili recipe I have ever made.  

4 stalks celery, chopped (I do NOT add this either - seems odd to me)
3 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 T vegetable oil
2 pounds ground beef
1 (15oz) can tomato sauce
1 (6oz) can tomato paste
2 cups water
6 T chili powder
1 t salt
dash of pepper
1 (16oz) can kidney beans, undrained (i do NOT add these - don't like beans)

Condiments: shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, diced onions, tortilla chips (optional) - my kids LOVE to put Fritos on top.

Saute first 5 ingredients in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add ground beef and brown, stirring until meat crumbles. Drain meat well.

Add tomato sauce and next 5 ingredients to beef mixture; stir well. Bring to a boil; reduce heat amd simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or to desired consistency. Add beans during the last 15 minutes. Serve with condiments, if desired. Yield: 10 cups.

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