This recipe came from my brother-in-law. It is very good!
2 large onions, chpd
1 green pepper, chpd
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs hamburger
2 ( 16-oz ) cans red kidney beans
1 ( 16-oz ) can tomatoes, cut up
1 ( 8-oz ) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp salt
2-4 tbsp chili pwd, according to taste
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp oregano leaves
dash cayenne, according to taste
In a large skillet or Dutch oven, saute onion, green pepper and garlic in oil until tender. Add hamburger and brown; drain off fat. Drain the kidney beans and reserve the liquid. Add the beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add the reserved bean liquid if the chili becomes dry.