Grandpa Johnson's (Ward) Chili Con Carne

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Fran Murray

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My Dad loves to experiment in the kitchen. He learned to cook by spending hours in his mom's kitchen (Grandma Johnson) watching her. Dad is a believer that beans DO NOT belong in chili. This recipe is his own concoction.

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Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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1 1/4 lb
lean ground beef (93/100 or 90/100)
1 large
yellow onion, finely chopped
1
green bell pepper, finely chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 can(s)
(14.5 oz) hunt's petite diced tomatoes
3 c
water
1/4 tsp
celery seed
1/4 tsp
ground cayenne pepper (more if you want it spicier)
1 tsp
cumin seed, crushed
1 small
bay leaf
2 Tbsp
chili powder
1/8 tsp
dried basil, crushed
1 1/2 tsp
salt
tabasco sauce, if desired

How to Make Grandpa Johnson's (Ward) Chili Con Carne

Step-by-Step

  • 1Brown meat in Dutch oven over medium high heat. Drain and put meat back into pot. Add remaining ingredients.
  • 2Bring 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.
  • 3Add a few shakes of Tabasco sauce to taste, if any (be careful!).
  • 4Serve with crackers, shredded cheese, chopped onions, etc. (whatever suits your fancy).

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About Grandpa Johnson's (Ward) Chili Con Carne

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American




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