This economical and hearty ground beef and bean chili comes together easily, and after simmering for about 1 1/2 hours, is ready to serve.
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- Combine ground beef and chopped onion in a kettle; cook until the beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain.
- Stir in tomato sauce, chopped green bell pepper, chili powder, salt, pepper, and oregano. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Stir in kidney beans and continue cooking, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook an additional 15 minutes.
Makes 8 servings.