My all-time favorite of Grandma Colleen Carson's recipes is her chili. I've eaten it on chilly winter evenings at Grandpa and Grandma's ever since I was a little girl. So...I asked Grandma if she'd share her recipe with me and my readers. (Seems if I want to remember a recipe, it's best to post it here, so I can Google it later!) She kindly agreed.
2 tbsp. oil
1 lb. ground beef
1 qt. canned tomatoes
1/3 cup tomato puree
40 oz. Mrs. Grimes original chili beans
20 oz. water (half the chili can)
1 3/4 tsp. salt
A few shakes chili powder
A couple shakes garlic salt
Dice onion and cook it in oil in soup kettle/large pot on high, stirring occasionally. Turn heat down to medium; add pound of beef, and brown the meat. Pour in the tomatoes, tomato paste, chili beans, and water, and season with salt, chili powder, and garlic. Bring to a boil.
Serve warm with cheese and crackers (cottage cheese is really good).
There's nothing quite like eating good memories...and for me, there's no chili quite like Grandma's.