Award Winning Chili!

Submitted by: Mark Kolbow

1 pound Hot Italian sausage (Only from the Sausage Shoppe!)
1 pound Lean Ground Sirloin
2 16 ounce cans kidney beans (one dark, one light)
1 28 ounce can Del Fratelli crushed tomatoes
1 28 ounce can Del Fratelli tomato sauce
3 HEAPING tablespoons crushed garlic
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
2 packets of McCormick (NOT HOT) seasoning mix
Chili powder to taste about 1-2 teaspoons
Black pepper to taste, about 1 teaspoon

Brown meats together (pour off half the grease if you buy the meat anywhere else but the Sausage Shoppe! If you use the Sausage Shoppe meat, there's no fat!, DONíT DRAIN!)

Turn heat to medium low, add tomatoes and sauce. Add seasoning mix, stir. Add peppers and onions, stir. When it comes to a boil, turn to low and cover for 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally so it doesnít stick too much.

After 5 hours open the beans and drain the liquid. Add to chili, add the remaining ingredients. Stir and simmer another 3-4 hours.

About an hour before you plan on eating the chili, you may add more chopped peppers and another chopped onion if you like!