Bill's Chili
 
 
Recipe type: Main, Stew
Serves: At least 10
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 lb stew beef, cut in small chunks
  • ¼ lb bacon, diced in small pieces
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can Old El Paso chopped green chilies
  • 1 (28 oz) can Hunts whole tomatoes
  • 1 (12 oz) or 2 (6 oz) cans Hunts tomato paste
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 (2 oz) can chili powder (I used less, a couple tablespoons)
  • 1 t dried mustard
  • 1 T crushed red pepper (again, I used less, about ½ T)
  • 1½ T cumin
  • 1 T dried oregano
  • 1+ T salt (I used less, a few teaspoons)
  • 2 tbsp honey (I omitted this)
  • 1 tbsp garlic from jar (or 1 clove)
  • ¾ t black pepper
  • 3 (16 oz) cans kidney beans
  • Shredded cheese, sour cream, onions, etc. for topping
Instructions
  1. Brown the meats, pepper, and onion until the meat is cooked and the vegetables are tender. Drain any collected grease and liquid, if desired.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or two.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (except the optional toppings), and simmer on low for at least 4 hours, or put into a crockpot on low for at least 4 hours.
Notes
This chili freezes well.
Recipe by Cupcakes & Kale Chips at http://cupcakesandkalechips.com/2012/05/16/bills-chili/