|WWII Veteran Al Rutter celebrating his |
95th birthday with Great Granddaughter Julia.
Dads Special Chili With Mushrooms
2# lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cans Bush Chili Beans
2 cans petite diced tomatoes
2 glass jars mushrooms stems and pieces
Salt & pepper to taste
Brown beef in large skillet. Remove beef to chili pot. Add onions, garlic & celery to skillet and cook until soft (5-8 minutes). Drain excess fat. Add to chili pot along with remaining ingredients. Mix well, semi-cover and simmer or 2-3 hours, stirring often.
Suggested toppings are sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado chunks, chopped onion.
Note: These beans are great to make ahead.
For those vegetarians, they are also wonderful without the meat.