Award Winning Chili!

1 lb ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped green or red pepper
28 oz. diced tomatoes, juice included (I used one with basil, garlic an oregano in it)
30 oz. can dark red kidney beans
15 oz. can chili (any kind)
1 tsp. salt
1 T. chili powder
1 T. sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced or 1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp. pepper (fresh ground preferred)
1/2 c. ketchup

This produces a chili that is a little more liquid than I prefer, so I drained a bit of the juice out of the cans before adding them to the chili. It makes it a little less "saucy". You can cater to your family's taste.

Brown the ground beef in large, heavy pan. Add onions and peppers and cook until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Cook uncovered over low heat for at least and hour. I made the chili the day before and reheated it for the cook-off. I think it's better this way. (makes about 8 cups).

This recipe won in my mother's ward two years in a row. It didn't win in my ward this year, but I made a few boo boo's on reheat day. Enjoy!!


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