Cooking Time: 45 min
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 pounds ground beef
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/3 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 (16-ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained
1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onion and garlic 5 minutes, or until tender. Add ground beef and brown 8 to 10 minutes, or until no pink remains; drain off excess liquid.
2. Add remaining ingredients; mix well.
3. Reduce heat to low and cover; simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately.
Notes: For a spicy kick, add 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce to the other ingredients.