Patti's Texas Chili submitted by Steve & Patti Orr
A hearty chili that's easy to make and tastes great.

Simmer the whole mix for 30-60 minutes. (For "real" Texas Chili add more chili powder & cumin & add some cayenne.)

Serve with rice, grated cheese, chopped lettuce, chopped tomatoes, chopped green onion, sliced black olives, sour cream, and tortilla chips.

v 1 pound ground beef (brown and drain)
v 1 cup chopped onion
v 2 cloves minced garlic (add onion and garlic to drained beef and sauté together)
v 15 oz can diced tomatoes
v 8 oz can tomato sauce
v 15 oz can pinto beans (may sub red kidney beans, but not so authentic)
v 2-3 T chili powder (or more)
v 1/2 - 1 tsp cumin (or more)
v 1/4 tsp pepper
v 1 tsp salt (add the rest above to the first three items after they are sautéed)