Super-Easy, Everyday Chili
Cook ground beef, onion, and garlic (add any colored pepper here if you like). When cooked, stir in canned kidney beans (drained and rinsed), canned diced tomatoes un-drained, canned tomato sauce, chili powder, basil, salt, and pepper. Add other seasonings, such as paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder etc, other beans (I usually add black beans or whatever else I have), other vegetables such as corn (Brad much prefers it with corn). Simmer for a bit and then serve. Can be topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream and great served with cornbread, if you have time to whip that up. Enjoy!
All these ingredients are ones I keep on hand, so this is a great recipe for when I look at the time and start to panic because I have no time. It freezes well and it has veggies that even Joseph will eat. Serve the next day on hotdogs. This is adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book Special Edition (thanks Debbie!).