Unexpected company? Whip up a batch of this tasty chili, it's ready to eat in just over an hour and makes enough to feed eight.
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound smoked link sausage, sliced
1 cup chopped onion
2 (15.5-ounce) cans pinto beans, drained, liquid reserved
1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes
1/2 cup tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
- In a stockpot, combine beef, sausage and onion; cook until beef is browned, stirring to crumble; drain.
- Add reserved bean liquid to pot along with tomatoes, ketchup, chili powder, brown sugar, mustard and salt. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
- Stir in reserved beans and cook an additional 15 minutes before serving.
Makes 8 servings.