4 pounds hamburger
4 medium onions, diced
2 cups chopped green peppers
2 cans (4 oz.) chopped green chilies
2 cans (28 oz.) whole tomatoes (with the juice) Chop the tomatoes a little.
1 pound bag of pinto beans (or other beans), picked over and soaked in water
4 cups water
1 can (16 oz) red kidney beans, with nectar
4 healthy-sized cloves of garlic, minced
8 Tbs chili powder (more if you want it spicier)
2 tsp ground cumin
Pick over the beans and soak them in plenty of water overnight.
Cook the hamburger, onions, and green peppers together. Drain the fat. Put the
(soaked) beans, water, tomatoes, hamburger mix, garlic, chili powder, and cumin
(all of it at once) into a big pot (it takes a BIG one) and boil it until the beans are
soft. This will take several hours. Be patient. If you want to add salt (it can use it),
wait till the beans are soft–they say salt toughens beans as they cook.
Add water as it cooks to keep it to the proper liquid consistency.