2 Lbs 80% lean Ground Beef browned
4 Cans Tomatoes diced petite (Puree 3 of them)
2 (10 Oz) Cans Tomato Soup
3 (15 Oz) Cans Kidney Beans or whatever beans you like best
2 Cans Beef Broth
3-4 TB Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tb Sugar
2-3 Tb Chipotle Hot Sauce or to taste
2 Tb Onion Powder or a large Onion chopped
2-3 Tb Chili Powder
2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp each Thyme, Marjoram and Mrs. Dash Original
6 cloves minced Garlic (or more)
Brown and drain the ground beef and throw it all in a large crock pot. It is VERY watery looking so I let it cook on high heat for 6 hours, removing the lid to pour off condensation and stir every so often. Then removing the lid altogether the last 2 hours to thicken.
NOTE: If I were to use chopped onions I'd cook them along with any peppers if you add them with the ground beef.