It's A Chili {and chilly} Day

It's snowing here! Unbelievable!! Good day to make some chili.


1-2 cups dry red beans, rinsed

1 small onion, chopped

1 1/2 tsp. salt

dash of pepper

1 quart tomato juice

1 (10 1/4 oz) can tomato soup

1/2 cup catsup

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. cumin

1-2 tsp. chili powder

1 bay leaf

1 pound ground beef, browned and drained

Soak beans in several inches of water overnight in a large soup pot. The next morning, add more water to cover beans. Add onion, cover and simmer for 3 hours (check water level periodically to make sure there's enough). Add salt, pepper, tomato juice, tomato soup, catsup, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, bay leaf and ground beef. Simmer 1 hour.

Serves 6-8

*perfect for a cold day, and also a good way to use your food storage beans!!