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Quick and Easy Chili

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2 lbs. ground beef
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large can diced or crushed tomatoes
2 cans kidney beans
scant 1/2 cup chili powder
cumin, to taste
dash of oregano
2 t. salt

Brown beef, onion, and garlic. If necessary, drain grease before proceeding further. Mix in tomatoes, beans (undrained), chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to a simmer. Allow to simmer with occasional stirring for at least 2 hours, or up to 5 hours. Long simmering will cause chili to thicken somewhat and darken to a delicious burnt sienna.

Variation: For Frito Chili Pie, fill each serving bowl 1/3 with Fritos. Ladle on chili, then top with grated cheese.

This chili is also good on top of hot dogs, topped with grated cheese.

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This is my go-to recipe for a quick winter meal. It's fast, easy and the options are endless.

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