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This is a super fast super easy chili recipe that I got from my mom (not sure where she got it from). The bacon really gives it a different taste. My family loves this chili and I hope you will too. Good with dinner rolls or garlic bread. Great comfort food. Enjoy!
- 2 medium onions (chopped)
- 1⁄2 lb bacon
- 2 lbs ground beef or 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 2 (16 ounce) cans red kidney beans (do not drain)
- 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans tomato soup
- 1 -2 teaspoon chili powder (more if you wish)
- dried chili pepper flakes (1-2 tsp or to taste) (optional) or hot sauce (1-2 tsp or to taste) (optional)
- salt and pepper
- Using kitchen scissors snip bacon, 3 or 4 slices at a time, in 1/2 inch wide pieces into large pot or dutch oven on stove.
- Fry until bacon starts to brown (stirring occasionally).
- Add onion and continue to fry and stir until onion is cooked 5-8 minute.
- Add ground beef and cook until browned and bacon and onion is well mixed inches.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Simmer on stove for a couple of hours stirring often.