Just Plain Chili
2 pounds of lean ground beef
1 bell pepper
6 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
fresh ground pepper to taste
3 Tbsp cumin, or to taste
1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder, or to taste
1 can tomatoes (28-32 oz)
Light coals in grill. While coals are setting, 30-45 minutes, form ground
beef into large patties. Clean, deseed, and chop the pepper. Mince garlic.
In a large deep-shouldered skillet, heat olive oil, milling in fresh pepper
to taste. Add bell pepper and sauté 5-7 minutes. Turn heat off and stir in
minced garlic. Grill patties over coals until medium rare, no more than 5
minutes on each side. Turn heat on high under skillet and place patties in
skillet with garlic, oil, and pepper mixture. Break up patties into small
pieces with spatula and brown meat thoroughly. Add tomatoes. Mash and break
up tomatoes with spatula, and mix in thoroughly. Add enough water to cover
all ingredients, reduce heat to low, and let simmer 2 hours or more.
From Jack's Skillet by Jack Butler.