Max's Chili

  1. 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  4. 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  5. 2 tablespoons chili powder
  6. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  7. 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  10. 1 (15-ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained
  1. Brown ground beef, add onion and bell pepper cook until onion turns transparent.
  2. Add tomatoes, kidney beans, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt and red pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve hot.
  4. Makes 6 servings
  5. Recipe by Wendy Maxwell

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official 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