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Mama's Belly Filling Chili

Mamas Belly filling chilli

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
3 pounds chopped ground round
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped green peppers
1 cup chopped celery
2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
2 (14 ½ ounce) cans diced tomatoes in juice
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup red wine
grated cheddar cheese for serving
sour cream for serving

Directions:

1. Sauté the ground round in the vegetable oil until browned, about 10 minutes.

2. Add the garlic, onions, peppers, and celery and cook until the vegetables are soft, 8 to 10 minutes.

3. Add the beans, tomatoes (with juice), tomato sauce, bay leaf, chili powder, sugar, cloves, salt and pepper. Stir well.

4. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 ½ hours.

5. Add the red wine and simmer another 30 minutes.

6. Serve in large bowls topped with grated cheese and sour cream.