Gourmet Chili

  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings


2pounds ground round
1large onion, chopped
1-- green bell pepper, chopped
1cup chopped celery
2/3stick butter
1-- (20-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1-- (16-ounce) can tomato sauce
1cup water
3-- garlic cloves, mashed
3tablespoons chili powder
1teaspoon each oregano, salt and pepper
1teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
2-- (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed


  1. Brown the ground round in a skillet, stirring until crumbly; drain.  Saute the onion, bell pepper and celery in butter in a skillet until tender.  Add the beef, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, garlic, chili powder, oregano, salt, pepper and hot sauce; mix well.  Simmer for 2 hours.  Stir in the beans.  Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.


Recipe reprinted with permission from Newnan Junior Service League’s Simply Southern(Newnan, Georgia, 2008).