Chili is my husbands favorite and normally I make a more soupy version which in my area is refered to as chili soup.
This recipe is more the traditional chili and is rich and thick and served over rice. It is the ultimate cold weather food or any time you want a complete meal in a bowl.
2 lbs hamburger
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced fine " I use 1 tsp. garlic out of a jar."
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper, finely chopped. Optional
1 quart tomato juice "you can add more if you like it more soupy"
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 cup ketchup
1 cup chili sauce
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp taco seasoning optional
I like my chili a little sweet and the chili sauce has about the right sweetness for me. If you like it sweeter just add a little bit of brown sugar to it.
Brown meat,onions and peppers. Drain grease.
Add the rest of the ingredients and let simmer.
This could make a nice crock-pot meal too.
I like to serve this over rice and topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped onions or peppers and tortilla chips.