8-oz each, tomato sauce
unsweetened chocolate, cut up
apple cider vinegar
dried red chili pepper or
ground red pepper
hot cooked spaghetti noodles
15-oz kidney beans, drained and warmed
In a 4 1/2 quart Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, cook ground beef with the 2 onions until beef is no longer pink; drain off any fat.
Add the tomato sauce, water, chocolate, chili powder, vinegar, worchestershire sauce, cinnamon, cumin, salt, garlic powder, allspice, clove, bay leaf, and red chili pepper or ground red pepper.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, over low heat for 45 minutes or until desired consistency; stirring once or twice.
Remove bay leaf and, if using, chili pepper. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti and, if desired, top with onions, cheese and/or beans. Offer Oyster crackers and hot sauce!
Last Updated: Sat, Jan 28, 2012