When I first moved to Arkansas I promised to cook for my in-laws while I was living with them during our house renovation time (and we move into our new house tomorrow yay!). It was cold and icy and chili just sounded so good to me. I ended up asking my mom for an old chili recipe we used as a kid and then tweaking it a little to my liking and made the BEST chili I've made in forever and ever. I kid you not. We are were all freaking out about how good it is. The thing is, it's pretty healthy and you can substitute the ground beef for ground turkey or a veggie meat crumbles or whatever you'd like. It was so stinkin' good and left overs can be used for a baked potato, a salad, nachos and all sorts of things.
2 cans of tomato sauce
-then use cans for four cans of water
2 1/2 cups of chopped onions
3 cans of ranch style beans
2 oz. of chili powder
2 lbs. ground beef (I used a lean ground beef)
2 pods of finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons of garlic salt
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce
3/4 a teaspoon of cumin
3/4 a teaspoon of paprika
Tabasco to taste
1 teaspoon of olive oil
Sautee your onions in a little olive oil until see through and then place in a large pot. Using the same pan you used to cook your onions brown your ground beef and then drain your liquids and place ground beef into large pot as well. Add all other ingredients and add tabasco to taste. Heat on low-medium for about 45 mins to an hour. Serve hot and feel free to garnish with light sour cream, cheese, crackers or fritos. So good!