Vegetable & Beef Chili
1 tbs. oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 large cloves garlic minced
1 lb. hamburger
2 and 1/2 lbs chopped up tomatoes
2 tbs. chili powder (or to taste)
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup each cubed : carrots, celery, green pepper (add more if you like)
1-2 large cans kidney beans
In sauce pan heat oil, sauté garlic, onions and beef. Cook until beef is brown. Drain fat. Place in slow cooker, or large soup pot. Add remaining ingredients, except kidney beans. Simmer slowly several hours. 20 minutes before serving, add kidney beans. Serve with some grated cheddar cheese on top.
Note: You can add more or less depending on how thick you would like your sauce. If it gets too thin you can always add a bit of tomato paste to thicken it up. Have fun and play with the recipe.