1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground sausage ( hot )
2 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 T chili powder
1 1/2 t dried oregano
1 t dried basil leaves
2 t dried cilantro leaves
1/4 t crushed red peppers
2 t ground cumin
1 t sugar
2 t salt
3 cans (1 lb size) diced tomatoes, undrained
3 cans (8 oz size) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz size) tomato paste
1-2 cans (1 lb size) kidney beans, drained
1. In a chili kettle, over medium heat, saute beef and sausage,
stirring occasionally, until red color disappears.
Keep meat in small chunks. Pour off fat.
2. Add onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano, basil, cilantro,
red pepper and cumin, mix well. Cook, stirring, until onion
is tender - about 5 minutes.
3. Stir in sugar, salt and tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato
paste; mix well. Bring to a boil then reduce to a slow simmer,
covered, stirring occasionally, until thickened and flavors are
blended - about 40 minutes.
4. Add beans; simmer, covered, 10 minutes, or until hot.
Makes 12 to 16 servings.
Submitted by Julia, KC5BFL