Paul's Best Chili Ever

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1 1/2 lb hamburger
1 large onion, diced
3 large celery stalks or 1/4 tsp. celery salt
3 can(s) 14.5 ea. diced or stewed tomatoes
2 can(s) 16 oz. dark red kidney beans
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 or 2 medium green peppers, chopped
1/2 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1 can(s) 27 oz chili beans in chili sauce mild sauce or hot
1 can(s) 10 3/4oz tomato soup
1/2 tsp red pepper (optional)
1 Tbsp chili powder

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HOUGHTON LAKE, MI (pop. 29,704)
Member Since Jun 2012
PAUL's notes for this recipe:
My Mother Was A Cook And She Used To Make The Best Chili Ever. This Is As Close As I Can Come To Making Her Chili. I Hope Everyone Will Enjoy This Recipe Too! It's Easy To Make And So Good, And This Is Santa's Favorite Chili Here At The North Pole!
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Melt butter in deep pan & brown onion, celery & green pepper. Add hamburger, brown meat. Drain off grease. Add 1/2 tomatoes and simmer 1/2 hour. Mix in rest of ingredients and simmer 1 hr. more.
comment: Put kidney beans & chili beans in the last 45 min. of simmering, to keep from over doing them. One other thing if you like it hotter! Add tabasco sauce to taste.
Note: I use 3 stalks celery but you can use 4-6 also I do not use the red pepper in mine because my wife doesn't like it too hot.

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user Vicki Lyn vickilyn - Aug 19, 2012
This sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing it ; )
user PAUL GOODELL CookinPaul - Aug 19, 2012
Your welcome Vicki, it is a mild chili and the brown sugar is the key. That is what cuts the acid that gives me heartburn, it really works. Enjoy!!!
user kim * Bakerella - Aug 22, 2012
I bet this is good. Seems all the best chili recipes have a touch of brown sugar. I'll be trying this sometime: )
user PAUL GOODELL CookinPaul - Aug 22, 2012
Thanks Kim, take it from Santa it's very Good!!! Enjoy1
user PAUL GOODELL CookinPaul - Aug 22, 2012
This Chili always seems to be the Best the next day too, so if you can keep from eating it all the first day, warm some up the next day.

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