Texas Chili submitted by Karen Johnson
From Pattie Orr, passed along to you.

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

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

v 1# ground beef (brown and drain)
v 1C 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 aresautéed)