Family-style chuck wagon chili

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Lean ground beef
1 tablespoon Minced garlic
1 can Whole tomatoes (16 oz can) undrained coarsely chopped
1 can Kidney beans (16 oz can) rinsed and drained
Shredded monterey jack or cheddar cheese
Hot cooked rice
¾ cup Picante Sauce
2 teaspoons Chili powder, as desired as much as 3 teaspoons
2½ teaspoon Ground cumin
⅔ cup Sliced green onions w/tops 1/4-inch pieces
Sour cream
Chopped cilantro

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS

Brown meat with garlic in large saucepan or Dutch oven; drain.

Stir in remaining ingredients except green onions and optional toppings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add green onions; simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until chili is desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

Ladle chili into bowls; serve with optional toppings and additional picante sauce. Makes 4 servings, about 5 cups chili.

A real crowd pleaser, this savory chili tastes like it simmered all day, but it's ready to serve in about half an hour. If you prefer, black beans or pinto beans may be substituted for kidney beans.

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