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Mom's Chili (Elsie) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Annette Stenman Mills

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cans kidney beans, with juice
1 can tomato soup
small can tomato paste
2 tbsp. ketchup
1 lbs. ground beef, browned

Mix all items above and simmer on low heat in frying pan for hour.

Chili powder may be sprinkled on when served, as desired.

Directions:
Directions:
GRAMMA ELSIE STORY: Mom made this chili for us often. We almost always had plenty of ground beef on hand. Dad kept a few beef cattle on the farm, and so meat was a staple at the dinner table. Mom served this chili on a plate with a fork. (Oh dear, maybe we shouldn't have put it in the Soup Category!?!)
One interesting event regarding this meal occurred when Billy and I were first married. I prepared this recipe, and he didn't quite know what to make of it. He had "never" eaten chili with a fork and on a plate. And...he was pretty impressed!
His mom was a good cook, but when the kids were little at their house, the chili had lots of beans and liquid and not much meat.
The only thing I added when I first started cooking on my own was onion and a little more chili powder. Mom was allergic to onions and liked things a little bland.
My recollection is that we also had canned beets with Mom's Chili. It just seemed to go well together. (At least for our family).

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The photo of Annette is one of my favorites. It was taken in 1960 (as states on the back of the picture), so that made her about 3 years old. What a cutie!!

 

 

 

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