Suggested Recipes Kidney Bean Recipe

Nancy's Chili


2 - 15 oz cans dark red kidney beans 
1 - 15 oz can tomato sauce
2 lbs ground beef
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
2 tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
2 tsp salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp sugar
1 - 16 oz can tomatoes
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)


Brown beef in a large skillet, drain all but 2 tblsp. of drippings from skillet. Push beef to one side of skillet, sauté onions, celery and garlic in reserved drippings until tender, combine with beef. In a 6 quart pot, combine tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, salt, sugar, cayenne pepper, beans and beef, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer to allow flavors to blend. Another can of dark red kidney beans maybe added for thicker chili. For milder chili, you may use less cayenne pepper.