2 lbs. fresh ground beef (I used 2.26 lbs. as that is how the package was made)
1 quart tomato juice
1 – 29 oz can tomato puree
1 can (18.5 oz) Progresso French Onion Soup
1 can red kidney beans, drained
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 medium onion chopped
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
3 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 small can diced green chilies
In a large dutch oven, brown the ground beef.
Drain the fat.
Put the beef and rest of ingredients back in the pot and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Be sure to stir and check every 15 minutes.
You can also cook this in a slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours.