I’m giving you a recipe that is very close to my heart.
It is not glamorous or pretentious, requiring hours of technical precision.
It is my mother’s, and while I can list ingredients and walk you through how it’s made, mine never tastes as good as hers. Call it what you will, the woman just does it special.
- 2lb extra lean ground beef
- 1 can condensed Campbell’s tomato soup
- 1 can red kidney beans, drained
- 1 can beans in tomato sauce
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 3 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne powder
Cook ground beef & onion over medium heat in frying pan, then drain fat.
In a large saucepan, combine beans, kidney beans, tomato soup, & spices. Stir well over medium heat adding ground beef slowly. Let simmer for 30 minutes, covered, on low heat.
Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.
Note: This freezes really well. You can portion them into Ziploc bags and freeze flat.