Chili: a filling, tasty meal!

My mom always made this chili growing up that wasn't really chili at all. Apparently my dad was a picky eater and disliked all the fun parts of chili... you know, like the beans, tomatoes, etc? So I essentially grew up with chili flavored ground beef.

Later in life I discovered that all those ingredients I'd been missing out on were amazing in chili! I mean, they are chili! So, here's a take on my mother's old recipe of flavored ground beef and real chili! :)

1 lb of ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 box of Carroll Shelby's chili seasoning kit
1 8oz can of tomato sauce
8oz of water
1 14oz can of diced tomatoes
1/3 cup of water
Masa flour (part of the chili seasoning package)
1 can of kidney beans
Sour cream
Grated cheddar cheese

Cook the ground beef and diced onion. Drain the fat. Then add the chili seasoning packet, tomato sauce, 8oz of water, and diced tomatoes. Cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Mix 1/3 cup of water and masa flour together. Add flour mixture and kidney beans to the chili mixture. Cook for another 5 minutes.
When your chili is nice and thick, dish it up in bowls with sour cream, cheese, and saltines. Makes about 6 servings.


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