2 pounds of fresh ground beef. 1 quart tomato juice. 1 (29 ounce) can of tomato purée. 1 (15 ounce) can of drained kidney beans. 1 (15 ounce) can of drained pinto beans. 1 chopped medium large onion. ½ cup of diced celery. ¼ cup of diced green bell pepper. ¼ cup of chili powder. 1 tsp of ground cumin. 1 ½ tsps of garlic powder. 1 tsp of salt. ½ tsp of ground black pepper. ½ tsp of dried oregano. ½ tsp of sugar. ⅛ tsp of cayenne pepper.
Brown the ground beef in a large skillet then drain it of the fat. In a 6 quart pot, place the beef and all the other ingredients. Simmer covered for 1 to 1 ½ hours stirring every 15 minutes. Or you can cook for 3 to 4 hours in slow cooker on low.
Simple, delicious and chili! I usually make this in large amounts to keep some leftovers in the refrigerator. It’s perfect for family gatherings too! Give it a try, and let me know what you think.