My paternal grandmother was the best cook! The smell of this chili cooking takes me back to my grandmother’s house! This is a very simple basic recipe but I love it. You could add anything you wanted to perk it up and/or garnish it with scallions, cheese and whatever you like!
1 1/2# ground beef or less as desired
2 medium onions, sliced
2 t. minced garlic
1 T. brown sugar
1 heaping T. chili powder
1 T. tomato paste
1 can kidney beans, not drained
1 14 oz. can stewed or diced tomatoes and juice
1+ stalk celery sliced ( I add 3 as I love celery)
2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
Brown meat, onions, and garlic. Add rest of ingredients and simmer one hour. Freezes well.