Chili - Mississippi Style


2 pounds lean ground beef
4 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 15-ounce cans tomato sauce or tomato sauce with tomato bits
1 cup water
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons flour
2 15-ounce cans red kidney beans, undrained


Cook ground beef in a skillet and drain liquid off. Add chili powder, salt, and sugar; mix well. Add onions, bell pepper, tomato sauce, water and bay leaf. Simmer for one hour.

Remove bay leaf and mix vegetable oil, flour, and beans into meat mixture. Cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring periodically.


3 quarts, or 8 to 10 servings

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