I've been making this recipe for at least 40 years. My best friend would drive 35 miles to my house just to savor the flavor of this recipe. Many times I would make a double batch & pack it in containers to freeze, and she would take it out as she needed it. It is thick rich and very hearty, & so comforting, my husband like it with macaroni, and also as Chili Dogs. So even though this recipe makes a lot, it never goes to waste. I usually freeze some, and share with the neighbors, and often we have it the next day. I made this yesterday, and the flavors have married and it is much better today
In a very large pot brown ground beef with onions and bell peppers. Drain excess liquid when meat is completely browned, and add back to pot.
Then add remaining ingredients except beans, stir to mix thourgly, and bring to a boil, stir to prevent from sticking to bottom of pot. REDUCE HEAT to low and simmer for about 2 hours, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.
Stir in UNDRAINED beans during the last half hour of cooking. Heat thourgly. Serve with your favorite condiments, chopped onions, cheddar cheese, sour cream, crackers, jalapeno peppers, hot dogs & cooked macaroni.
Note you can add canned green chilies if you prefer a spicier version& or Crushed red peppers. This recipe is very thick rich, and very tasty. Hope you enjoy it.YOU CAN ALWAYS ADD HEAT TO THE RECIPE, BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE IT OUT.