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Robert's Restaurant Chili

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp roast beef drippings, lard, vegetable shortening or butter
  • 1 1/2 lbs good-quality hamburger
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion (divided)
  • 1 (16 oz.) can kidney beans, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (14 oz.) can whole tomatoes, mashed
  • 2 (10 3/4 oz.) cans tomato soup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder, or to taste (optional)

Preparation:

In medium-size sauté pan combine beef drippings, meat, 1/2 cup green bell pepper and 3/4 cup onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is no longer pink. Set aside.

In large, heavy bottomed saucepan, combine liquid from kidney beans with garlic powder, salt and pepper, tomatoes, tomato soup, water and chili powder, if using. Simmer slowly, stirring occasionally, for about two hours.

When done, add reserved meat mixture and simmer one hour. A few minutes before serving, add kidney beans and heat through.

Makes 12

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