Grandpa Johnson's (Ward) Chili Con Carne
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lean ground beef (93/100 or 90/100)
yellow onion, finely chopped
green bell pepper, finely chopped
(14.5 oz) hunt's petite diced tomatoes
ground cayenne pepper (more if you want it spicier)
cumin seed, crushed
dried basil, crushed
tabasco sauce, if desired
Brown meat in Dutch oven over medium high heat. Drain and put meat back into pot. Add remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, uncovered, until the sauce is as thick as desired, or about 3 hours. Add water as needed or desired.
Add a few shakes of Tabasco sauce to taste, if any (be careful!).
Serve with crackers, shredded cheese, chopped onions, etc. (whatever suits your fancy).
Last Updated: Thu, Jan 2, 2014