Chili

Note:
The basic sauce mixture can be made up and stored prior to adding ingredients for chili.
Basic sauce can be used as is for a pasta sauce.
Basic sauce can be used for making lasagna.  Recipe is listed separately.

Ingredients from Boat Pantry:
1 large can crushed tomatoes (Italian flavour is good for pasta or lasagna, Chili flavour can work for Chili)
1 large jar or can pasta sauce (any flavour)
1 can condensed tomato soup
Oregano and/or Italian seasoning, parsley, salt, pepper
2 tablespoons olive or cooking oil
3 cans chili beans
1 can corn nibblets

Fresh Ingredients:
1 lb lean ground beef
3 cloves of garlic
1 large onion
1 bell pepper (green, red, yellow or orange)
1 package of mushrooms
3-4 pickled hot peppers plus juice
2 cups chopped mild Brother’s Pepperoni (see details with regards to pepperoni on Boat Pizza Recipe)

Equipment:
1 medium to large sized pot
mixing spoon
cutting board and sharp knife

Method:
Basic Sauce:
Pour oil in pot and heat.
Place ground beef in pot and stir turn down heat.
Add 3 peeled garlic cloves and salt to ground beef and continue cooking covered under low heat, stirring occasionally until ground beef is no longer pink.
Finely chop vegetables.
As garlic softens with ground beef squeeze with mixing spoon to mush garlic.
Add vegetables to ground beef and garlic mixture and stir.
Add pepper, and spices.
Simmer until vegetables are softened.
Add tomato soup, pasta sauce and canned tomatoes into pot with meat/vegetable mixture.
Turn off heat.

To Make Chili:
Heat Basic Sauce and add the following:
Finely chopped hot pickled peppers.
Chopped pepperoni.
Simmer mixture on low for 20 minutes.
Add canned chili beans and corn niblets and continuing simmering until ready to eat.
Flavours will grow the longer on the stove.

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