Classic Chili

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'MOM'S CHILI was the best! She knew just the right ingredients to put her 'stamp' on it. I could eat it with my eyes closed and know it was her recipe! It amazed me that she could put it together in so little time.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 2 (28 ounce) cans tomatoes, undrained, cut up

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven or large soup kettle, saute green pepper, onions and celery in oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until browned; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add kidney beans. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes longer.

Tips

If Cooking for Two: Freeze in serving-size portions.