Chili

Makes: 4-6 servings

1 pound Sausage Shoppe ground sirloin
1 medium onion, chopped
cup chopped green pepper
6 ounce can tomato paste
1 16 ounce can stewed or whole tomatoes
1 15 ounce can light kidney beans, undrained
1 15 ounce can dark kidney beans, undrained
1 teaspoon salt
teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
teaspoon oregano

Crumble Sausage Shoppe ground sirloin in 2-quart glass casserole. Stir in onion and green pepper. Cover with glass lid. Microwave for about 5 minutes, on HIGH. Stir, part way through. When meat is no longer pink, stir in remaining ingredients and recover. Microwave for 14 to 16 minutes, on ROAST (70% power), or until hot (about 150 F). Let stand covered 5 minutes before serving. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Tip: Sprinkle shredded Cheddar cheese and/or sour cream over bowls of chili, if desired. Serve with crackers or over cooked spaghetti.