Easy Chili

  1. 1 pound ground beef
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  4. 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  5. 2 tablespoons chili powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  8. 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  9. 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  1. Combine ground beef and chopped onion in a kettle; cook until the beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, chopped green bell pepper, chili powder, salt, pepper, and oregano. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in kidney beans and continue cooking, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook an additional 15 minutes.

Chili Facts:

  • Chili is the officail state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases