Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My Chili

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 pound stew meat (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 tablespoon shortening or olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons onion powder or 2 medium sized onions
6 cloves garlic, minced (if you don't have whole garlic, substitute 2 tablespoons of garlic powder)
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons dried oregano
4 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
4 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained

Directions

  1. Heat shortening in large stock pot.
  2. Add garlic, browning slightly, on medium heat.
  3. Add: ground beef, stew meat, salt, pepper and onion powder.
  4. Let meat cook for about 10 - 15 minutes.
  5. Add: tomato sauce, chili powder and oregano. Stirring well.
  6. Once it reaches boiling, turn it down to a simmer.
  7. Cook, covered, for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  8. Stir in beans, simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes.

This is one of mine and hubby's FAVORITE dinner!
Goes perfectly with bread bowls!

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