Chili Con Carne 1970's Midwest Style
Recipe type: Chili
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4 to 6
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • One 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed thoroughly
  • One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat and brown the beef, onion and pepper
  2. Drain excess fat and add the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for 1 to 1½ hours, adding water if needed
  3. Remove bay leaf and serve with saltine crackers and any toppings you like
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