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Ranch House Chili Casserole

Recipe 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

Method

Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon, drain and crumble. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons fat. Brown meat in the fat and put into a 3-quart casserole. Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Add onions, garlic and 1 cup water. Then add tomato sauce and stir in chili powder mixed with the sugar. Cover and bake at 300 degrees F for 45 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients, mix well and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Just before serving, sprinkle with bacon.

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