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Classic Chili

 Classic Chili
"MOM'S CHILI was the best! She knew just the right ingredients to put her 'stamp' on it. I could eat it with my eyes closed and know it was her recipe! It amazed me that she could put it together in so little time.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or large soup kettle, saute green pepper, onions and
  • celery in oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef and
  • cook until browned; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, water,
  • Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add kidney
  • beans. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes longer. Yield: 10-12 servings
  • (3 quarts).

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Classic Chili (continued)

If Cooking for Two: Freeze in serving-size portions.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 228 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 540 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 19 g protein.