I start out sauteing the onions and peppers until they are tender.
After the meat is browned then add the peppers and onions and mix.
Then you just add all the other ingredients.
Cover and turn down to low and let it simmer thirty minutes or more.
Enjoy plain or with the toppings of your choice.
The mister likes his with saltines which I can't eat anymore.
2 lg. bell peppers chopped
2 lg. onions chopped
3 lbs. ground beef
2 lg. cans tomatoes (whole of diced) I use whole and then cut them
1 med. size can tomato sauce (sorry don't have the can to look at)
1 small can tomato paste
2 cans of kidney beans any color
3 tbsp. chili powder or more if you like
1 or 2 bay leaves
olive oil for sauteing
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
salt and pepper to taste