1 lb ground beef
1T chile powder
4 T roasted garlic
1 yellow onion
1 T kosher salt
2 cans tomato sauce
3 bay leaves
1t dried basil
3 T apple cider vinegar
Chop and dice yellow onion, cooking with canola oil and salt, carmelize well.
Add roasted garlic and mix well with onions.
Add rest of ingredients except for beef, mix well.
Add beef and with hands (I wear gloves for this)squish beef into wet mixture so that it is well incorporated.
This is not a mistake - do not brown the beef ahead of time.
Bring mixture to a simmer and cover, stirring occasionally.
Cook for about 30-45 minutes then add vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
Can be served over beans, pasta, or potatoes.
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In watching a food show, I saw a ground beef chile sauce that was totally unlike anything I had ever heard of before. I made up this recipe from watching what they did - so I apologize if am not doing the "real" recipe justice, but it is pretty fun to make and can be converted into many different dishes. The real version I think is called cincinnati chili, but mine is a crazy california concoction.