1 LB lean ground round
1 chopped onion
1 large (16 OZ) can tomato sauce
1 tomato sauce can of water (LOL)
1 medium can (8 OZ?) kidney beans
2 TBS chili powder
2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 Bay Leaves
– Brown ground round in a large pot – drain most but not all of the fat – Put back into pan.
– Add chopped onion and mix with the ground round
– Add tomato sauce and one can of 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 – I typically double or even triple the recipe for a crowd.
I serve fresh French bread and butter with chili. You could serve with soda crackers, dinner rolls or whatever strikes you as a good accompaniment.