2 pounds fresh ground beef
1 quart tomato juice 1 (29-ounce)
can tomato purée 1 (15-ounce)
can red kidney beans, drained 1 (15-ounce)
can pinto beans, drained 1
medium-large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup chili powder (use less for milder chili)
1 teaspoon ground cumin (use more for real flavor)
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain off the fat.
Put the beef and the remaining ingredients in a 6-quart pot.
Cover the pot and let the chili simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.