same. Tomato juice really enhances the flavor of this chili, as does the
chili powder, though you may want to start off with a little less chili
powder. I find that ¼ cup isn’t too hot, but is very flavorful.
Yield: 12 servings.
2 pounds freshly ground beef
4 cups (1 quart) tomato juice
1 (29-ounce) can tomato purée
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney
1 medium onion, chopped
(about 1½ cups)
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup chili powder (you may want to use less)
1 teaspoon cumin (if you like real
flavor, add more)
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
In a frying pan, brown the ground beef, then drain off the fat. Put
the beef and the remaining ingredients into a 6-quart pot. Cover the pot
and let the chili simmer for 1 to 1½ hours, stirring every 15 minutes.