You can adjust just about everything in this chili to your liking. This is the way I make it.
2 lbs. hamburger browned
1 onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 reg. can chopped tomatoes
1 large can tomato sauce
1 large can (or 2 reg.cans) Chili beans (don’t drain)
1 reg. can light red kidney beans, drained
1 reg. can dark red kidney beans, drained
Couple dashes Tabasco
¼ cup med. salsa (like Pace)
2 Tbls. Chili powder (I know it seems like a lot, but it is Tbls.)
Mix all ingredients together in a large pot, Simmer for 1-1 ½ hrs.
I many times make this in my crock-pot, (be sure it is a large crock-pot, this fills mine to the brim, I think I have a 5 quart pot..), on low for 8 hrs. You can also use a large (Dutch oven) pot on the stove cover and simmer for a couple of hours on low heat, stir it once in a while so it doesn’t burn on the bottom.
Serve with diced onions, shredded cheddar cheese and Frito’s corn chips.