Chili Con Carne
Ingredients

2 Cans Cooked Tomatoes (large)

1-1 1/2 Lbs. Ground Beef

2 Medium Onions (coarsely chopped)

2-3 Jalapeno Peppers (finely chopped)

2 Bay Leaves

1 Medium Green Pepper (coarsely chopped)

2 Tbsp. Chili Powder

1 1/2 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper

1 1/2 Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper

3 Cloves Garlic (finely diced)

1 Tsp. Sweet Basil

11/2 Tsp. Black Pepper

Salt (to taste)

Olive Oil

Directions

In a heavy pot, heat oil and saute onions until opaque.

Add jalapenos, chili powder, red pepper, garlic, basil, cayenne pepper, bay leaves, black pepper and salt and saute a few minutes to spread flavor.

In a separate pan, brown ground beef and drain off grease.

Add beef to pot and mix well.

Crush tomatoes and add to pot along with their juice.

Bring to a boil and add green pepper

Reduce heat and simmer at least 1&1/2 hours.

Notes

Spice amounts are approximate according to taste for hotness.

Serve over white rice with crusty bread and butter.