I have come to really enjoy a hot bowl of chili this cold, long, dreary winter. I asked my parents for the recipe they usually use and it is from the Good Housekeeping cookbook they got 45 years ago for a wedding gift. They have changed a few things in it and when they passed it along to me I changed a few things too. So this recipe is based off the original Chili Con Carne recipe from Good Housekeeping.
2 Tbs. Canola Oil
1 Large Onion diced
1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef
2 cups boiling water
1 – 28 oz. can Crushed Tomatoes
4 ½ Tbs Chili Powder (YES 4 ½ TABLESPOONS)
½ cup Cold Water
1 tsp. Salt
4 tsp. Sugar
6 cloves Garlic minced
2 can Black Beans (drained)
1 can red beans (untrained)
1. Use a Large pot.
2. Cook onions in oil until tender
3. Add meat. Cook uncovered until meat starts to sizzle and brown
4. Add boiling water, tomatoes, chili powder mixed with cold water until smooth, salt, sugar, garlic.
5. Simmer covered for 1 hour. Uncover and simmer for ½ hour.
Add a little hot water if chili thickens too much
6. Add beans and heat until hot.
Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream, if desired.
I love to use this for nacho toppings too. This is also easy to freeze.
Cook up a batch and enjoy it any time of year. This does make a large pot of chili so make sure you start off with a large cooking pot.
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