1 lb. lean ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 quart tomatoes (or 2 14 ½ oz. cans diced tomatoes)
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
3 T. chili seasoning (see recipe below)
1 small can mild green chilies
½ c. brown sugar
1 15-oz. can kidney beans
1. Combine the beef, onion, and garlic in a large pot, and cook over medium heat until the hamburger is browned.
2. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili seasoning, chilies, brown sugar, and kidney beans. Stir well to combine.
3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour.
4. Serve with cubes of cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
Chili Seasoning: 2 T. chili powder, 1 ½ t. ground cumin, ½ t. salt, ½ t. ground black pepper. I usually make up a large batch of the seasoning and store it in a pint mason jar in the cupboard.