Sandy's Down-Home Chili


2 pounds lean ground beef

1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped

1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped

1 teaspoon of bottled minced garlic

1 teaspoon cider vinegar

1 jar Tabasco Brand Chili Sauce (comes in Mild, Medium, Hot .... I use Medium) If you can't find this at the market, click here Tabasco Country Store to order online.

1 - (15 ounce) can stewed, chopped tomatoes

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

1/4 cup golden brown sugar

2 (15 ounce) cans chili beans (drained)

V-8 Juice for desired consistency


Brown the meat in a large non-stick skillet and drain all grease off. Transfer meat to either a large crockpot or a Dutch oven.

Note: I make my chili in a large crockpot

Add the rest of the ingredients to either the crockpot or the Dutch oven. In a crockpot, cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. In a Dutch oven, simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently.

(If you like your chili hot, add chili powder to desired taste)