Okay, my hubby requested Chili for dinner so I started it about 4:00 and let it simmer until about 9:00 when he got home. Boy was it YUMMY! At first I thought it was a little sweet, but after simmering for 5 hours the flavors just came right together. I don't have a recipe per say that I go by when I make my Chili, I just go by what I remember my Dad doing when I was younger. I thought I would share the "Recipe" for my Dad's Yummy Chili that I made today! Enjoy!
(3) Pounds of browned ground beef
(2) Quarts of V8 100% Vegetable Juice
(1) Can of Light Kidney Beans rinsed and drained
(1) Can of Dark Kidney Beans rinsed and drained
(2) Cans of Diced Tomatoes (do not rinse or drain)
(1) Small can of Tomato Paste
(1) Tablespoon or so Worcestershire Sauce
(1/8) teaspoon Salt Free All-Purpose Seasoning
(1/8) teaspoon Salt
(1/4) teaspoon Minced Onions
(1/4) teaspoon Chili Powder
(3/4) Cup Your Favorite Types of Pasta (Elbow Macaroni, Manicotti, Small Shells, or Penne type noodles seem to work the best)
Mix all ingredients except the pasta in a large pot (approximately 4 quart). I like using Stainless steal pots for chili, but a crock pot will do fine as well. Bring mixture to a boil then lower temperature to slightly higher than low setting so that it simmers slowly. Let simmer for about an hour to 5 hours, the longer it simmers the thicker the chili will get and the better the flavor will be. About 10 minutes before you want to eat the chili add in your Pasta of choice. Bring back up to a boil and let boil for about 7-8 minutes or until pasta is soft. Reduce heat back to low and/or serve! As a serving option you can add a small amount of chopped onions and cheddar cheese to the top or sever with crackers, but I usually eat mine plain because its oh so tasty itself! Enjoy!
Have a great night and happy cooking dear followers!