Jay Pennington's Just Plain Good Chili
3 medium onions, finely chopped
2 medium green peppers, finely chopped
3 stalks celery, finely chopped
8 lbs coarsely ground beef
1 can (6oz) tomato paste
2 can (1lb-13oz) cans stewed tomatoes
2 can (1lb) tomato sauce
1 can (7oz) chile salsa
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 jar (3oz) chili powder
1 medium jalapeno chili, seeded and chopped
2 tbsp salt
coarsely ground pepper
- Thinly cover bottom of heavy 2 gal pot with oil. Saute onions, green peppers and celery 10 min.
- Add meat and cook 10 min or until brown. Stir in tomato paste, stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce.
- Add chopped garlic, chili powder, salt, dash oregano, chile salsa and jalapeno. Cook 30 min, season to taste with garlic salt and pepper, then simmer 2 1/2 hours. Stir every 10-15 min.
- Makes 16 servings