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Chili Recipe

Chili is a great comfort food that can be eaten anytime of the year. A good bowl of chili warms the soul, and is good to eat for a variety of personal reasons. I have had chili everyway possible and at all kinds of different occasions. My chili recipe has been requested by many people which wants a good bowl of chili to take to potlucks or family gatherings. Being from Cincinnati, my family usually has this chili served with hot dogs or spaghetti topped with cheese, onions and oyster crackers.

Ingredients

2 lbs. Ground beef

1 Med. Onion, diced

4 stalks Celery, diced

1 Green Bell Pepper, diced

1 Red Bell Pepper, diced

2 Cloves of Garlic, minced

2-3 Jalapeno Peppers, minced (Optional)

2 (14 oz) cans of Kidney Beans

2 (14 oz) cans of diced Tomatoes

2 (14 oz) cans of Tomato Sauce

3 cups Water

4 Tbsp. Chili Powder or 2 packets of chili mix

2 Tbsp. Cumin

2 Tbsp. Salt or salt to taste

dash of pepper to taste.

2 Tbsp. oil

2 Tsp. Cinnamon (Optional) If want the taste of Cincinnati chili

In skillet, brown ground beef, drain and set aside. In large pot with lid, combine onions, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, jalapeno peppers (optional) with the oil, and stir until vegetables are tender. In the same pot, add the cooked ground beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and cinnamon(optional), and stir until blended. Cover with lid and cook over medium heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Can top chili with toppings such as sour cream, shredded cheese, corn chips,crackers or green onions. Can serve chili over cooked spaghetti, topped with cheese and onion.