Ok, I'll be honest, I've never been a fan of Chili. There are only a few times in my life I've had it and loved it - one was a pot I remember my dad making when I was a kid. It was soooo good and ever since then I've tried to make THAT chili again and have never succeeded. I've been trying for 10 . . .wait, closer to 20 years to find a recipe that I/we love. Well, I will tell you . . . I have found it. THIS Chili is really the best!
The Best Chili Ever
adapted from . .. ?? I did find this recipe months and months ago but have no idea where it came from originally.
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper or red pepper OR half of each, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 large can of tomato sauce
1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 large can of kidney beans
1 large can of baked beans (Like Busch's original)
1 packet of Chili Seasoning
1/2 can of cranberry sauce (I used jellied)
Brown the first 4 ingredients. Drain and dumb into the crock pot (or return to the stove). Add remaining ingredients and stir. Cook on low for about 5-6 hours (or simmer on the stove for 1 hour). Serve with sour cream, green onions, cheese and corn bread.