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Spicy Beanless Chili

My father came up with this recipe when I lived at home. He always added the optional cayenne pepper, and we four kids would mop up the chili with slices of bread. I don't use the cayenne for my family, but it still warms you up on cold days.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook beef, green pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato juice, water, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cumin and cayenne and salt if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes or to desired thickness.

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