Sometimes I forget what recipes I already posted. My friend, Tammy, asked why my chili wasn't on the the Bistro. I was adamant that I already posted it, but when I searched for it I realized that I had not. So here is chili...the way I like it. I was born & raised in Ohio & this is the way my mom made chili.
1 1/2# ground chuck
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 large can tomato juice
2 cans tomato paste
12 oz water
2 cans kidney beans (light or dark, undrained)
chili powder to taste
salt & pepper to taste
Brown meat, onion & green pepper. Add tomato juice, tomato paste & water. Stir well. Add chili powder (more or less depending how hot you want it), salt & pepper. Cover & cook over medium heat for 35-45 minutes. Add kidney beans. Simmer for an additional 35-45 minutes. Note: you will want to taste the chili as it cooks so you can know whether it needs more chili powder, salt or pepper. Do not wait until the end to season the chili.
Our favorite! this is a great chili for hotdogs or baked potatoe's, or to eat in a bowl woth some tortilla chips with cheese and sour cream. The first time I had this at Nikki's house, my husband said, " you have got to get that reciepe!" Thanks Nikki!
Love love love this recipe. It is THE chili recipe we use in our home. :)
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