1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) hot chili beans
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Dash cayenne pepper
2 cups frozen lima beans, thawed
Cherry tomatoes, fresh oregano and small chili peppers, optional
In a large saucepan, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the broth, tomato sauce and paste until blended. Add the next 10 ingredient. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add lima beans; cook 5-10 minutes longer or until beans are tender. Garnish with tomatoes, oregano and peppers if desired.
Yield: 7 servings.