Traditional Chili

I have to admit it, I hate kidney beans. One of my friends, however, loves them, so I adapted the chili base recipe for her.

  • 2 cups chili base
  • 2 green peppers, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced or crushed
  • dash of olive oil
  • 2 large cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 large cans kidney beans (undrained)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste (about 1 tsp each)

Saute the peppers and garlic in the olive oil briefly in the bottom of a pot. Add everything else and let it simmer over medium heat until you’re happy with it. A minimum of 30 minutes is a good idea. Sour cream and cheddar cheese make great toppings for this one.

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