So without further ado, here is the recipe:
POT LUCK CHILI
*1 can mild chili beans
*1 can red (kidney) beans
*1 can diced tomatoes (in sauce)
*1 can crushed tomatoes
*1 ½ lb. (diet lean) ground beef
*1 can Armour Star chili (without beans)
*½ packet of McCormick (original) chili seasoning
*Minced onion flakes
*Salt and pepper to taste
In a skillet, cook ground beef with salt, pepper and onion over medium-high heat (Note: go easy on the salt since there is a lot of sodium in the beans).
In a large pot, combine remaining ingredients, and add a bit more onion.
When the meat is cooked through, add to the pot and allow mixture to come to a boil.
When the pot begins to bubble, turn down to medium-low heat and cook for approximately 15 minutes.
You should wind up with something that looks like this:
This recipe freezes well, and it can also be made in the crock pot if you are planning to take it to a party.
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