Yummy on a cold day or for Super Bowl Sunday.
1 LB lean ground round
1 large onion (diced)
1 16 OZ can Hunts (or generic) tomato sauce
1 tomato sauce can of water (LOL)
1 8 OZ. can kidney beans
1/4 cup chili powder
1 TBS. crushed red pepper (I like chili spicy. If you can’t handle the burn or you’re feeding little kids, cut back to 2 tsp.)
2 Bay Leaves
– Brown ground round in a large pot – drain most but not all of the fat – Return meat to pot.
– Add chopped onion and mix with the drained ground round.
– Add tomato sauce and one can water.
– Add Kidney beans.
– Add seasonings.
– Mix and let simmer on low for at least an hour (2 or 3 is best)
This makes enough for about 8 people – you can easily double the recipe for crowds.
Serve with Fresh, sliced French bread and butter or crackers or whatever sounds good. You can also serve chopped onions and shredded Cheddar cheese on the side so your guests can add their own toppings.
This recipe was handed down from Grandma Bobbie who got it from Aunt Audrey. I’ve modified it a bit but I always consider this “Aunt Audrey’s Chili.”