I enjoyed this chili made with a can of Hunts Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce. It's meaty, yet hearty, but not too spicy.
1 lb. (90%) lean ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
1 large clove garlic, minced
2-1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 (15 oz.) can Hunts Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 (15 oz.) can dark red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 (15 oz.) can light red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed & drained
Garnish: with shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Garnish: with sour cream
Spray the inside of a Dutch oven with an olive oil cooking spray.
Cook the beef and onion in the Dutch oven over medium-high heat; till the beef is no longer pink, and the onion is tender. (I found it only took 5 minutes to cook the onion and brown the meat.) Stir and crumble the meat with a fork while cooking.
Lower the heat, and add the minced garlic, stir and cook for just 30 seconds.
Stir in the chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder, then add the Manwich and tomato sauce, and stir.
Cover the Dutch oven; cook and heat the meat and sauce over the lowest simmer you can get for 20 minutes; stirring occasionally.
Add the kidney beans, stir, then cover, and cook/simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
Ladle the chili into bowls, and garnish each bowl with a bit of the shredded cheese and sour cream.
Yields: 8 servings