more than thirty years ago, my college room mate shared her mother’s recipe for chili with me. her recipe is the classic, which probably has been made by many others with variations over the years. i have used this recipe for my husband’s poker parties, as well as many game day meals.
to make the chili: brown 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of ground beef with one chopped white onion. add to a crock pot and add one large can of red kidney beans, one large can whole tomatoes, and one large can of tomato sauce. then add enough water to just cover the mixture in the pot. season with one teaspoon of chili powder. simmer for several hours until ready to serve.
top the chili with sliced green onions, sliced black olives, shredded cheddar cheese, and low fat sour cream before serving. the four seed dinner rolls are a nice accompaniment to the dish.