My Mom's Chili
My husband and I don't fight often, but two things that have been major issues in our relationship are shopping and chili. I crave my mom's chili. I don't know where she got the recipe from--probably some Local cookbook, which would explain why the instructions say to eat it with rice.
This is one of the first things I had to learn how to make when I moved out. But my husband thinks it's too sweet! His mom says "Orientals" like our chili like that. *sigh*
Their chili though--feh! It's just hamburger, tomato sauce and chili powder!
My mom's recipe is so good. It's got three types of meat--bacon and Portuguese sausage, in addition to hamburger. If you don't have access to Portuguese sausage, I find that kielbasa or other smoked sausage works well. Don't use Eckrich's though. I don't know what is up with that brand but it's nasty.
And yeah, the recipe's got brown sugar. You could try making it without and see what happens, but I'm not about to risk a pot of chili for that. (I do use honey though, since I never have brown sugar in the house.)
One ingredient I think is weird is curry powder. I don't know why it's there, but I'm also not about to risk a pot of chili to see what happens if it's left out.
Now you mainland folks might think it's weird to eat chili over rice. *shrug* I guess we need something to prevent three-meat overload.
1 lb. hamburger
4 pcs bacon, chopped
1/2 ring Portuguese sausage
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 rnd onion, chopped
1 can kidney beans
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 T chili powder
2 T brown sugar
1 t curry powder
dash of salt
Fry hamburger, bacon, sausage, garlic and onion.
Add kidney beans, tomato soup, chili powder, brown sugar, curry powder and salt.
Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve over hot rice.