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Mom's Chili
joyfulleigh wrote in crankykitchen

1 lb ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
3/4 c. chopped green pepper
1 can (14.5 oz) dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans (15oz) tomato sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 bay leaf

In heavy pot, brown ground beef with onion and green pepper until meat is well browned. Drain off all fat. Stir in chili powder, cook for 1 minute. Then stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer 45 minutes.

Top w/ cheese or sour cream, if desired. Serve w/ crackers or cornbread.

Yield: 4 generous servings.

- I finely chop the onion and green pepper since my husband isn't a big fan of either. This way they just blend in and he can't really discern them.
- I frequently use more chili powder than this. Use what tastes good to you.
- If you're going to serve it w/ Ritz crackers or something salty, feel free to omit the salt. I almost always leave it out.
- My two year olds gobble this up.
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