Ranch House Chili Casserole

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Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 pounds boneless beef, cubed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 2 (20 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp.
  2. Remove bacon, drain and crumble.
  3. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons fat.
  4. Brown meat in the fat and put into a 3-quart casserole.
  5. Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  6. Add onions, garlic and 1 cup water.
  7. Add tomato sauce and stir in chili powder mixed with the sugar.
  8. Cover and bake at 300 degrees F for 45 minutes.
  9. Add remaining ingredients, mix well and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  10. Just before serving, sprinkle with bacon.