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  • Serves: 4



  1. In a large saucepan, cook ground beef, onion, bell pepper, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain fat.
  2. Stir in undrained tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, basil, and pepper.
  3. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Cook's Note

20 minutes is the minimum time for this chili to be cooked. A low simmer for an hour or more is acceptable to allow the flavors to mingle. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking. 

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