Spark loves Grandpa Jerry's chili and has declared it the best in the world. We have never made it though because when Grandpa makes some, which he does quite often, he gives us a couple containers of it. Tomorrow night our 4-H club is having a chili contest and Spark wanted to make Grandpa Jerry chili so we needed to get the recipe and make a batch. After our meeting tomorrow we will see if it is indeed the best chili in the world (or at least our club).
Grandpa Jerry Chili
3 pounds hamburger - this freezes great so go ahead a make a big batch
3 onions chopped
2 T. garlic minced
salt and pepper - can't have one without the other
6 16 oz. cans of kidney beans
3 30 oz. cans diced tomatoes
1 T. basil
1 T. oregano
1 T. chili powder
1 T. cummin
10-20 drops Tabasco Sauce - we used 14 drops
Brown hambuger, onions, garlic and salt/pepper. Drain fat. Add rest of ingredients (don't drain the beans or the tomatoes). Bring to a simmer for 1 - 1 1/2 hours - until it gets thick. Cool in refrigerator for a day. Reheat.