Saturday, September 27, 2008

Meaty Chili

1lb of extra lean ground beef (I like 93/7)
1 extra large can of crushed tomatoes
1 jar of chunky salsa
1 cup of hot water
2 packages of McCormick Chili Seasoning (I use 1 hot and 1 medium)
1 can of kidney beans drained & rinsed (optional)
Shredded Mexican Cheese for topping

Brown the ground beef, drain (and rinse to get off extra fat if you like). In a large pot combine the crushed tomatoes, the salsa, the seasoning packages and the hot water. Stir until well mixed, then add the beans and the drained ground beef.

Heat over medium high until boiling, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Sprinkle about 1/4 of shredded cheese on top of each serving . Serve with a loaf of crusty bread and a nice cold glass of milk.