Cold Comfort: Chili Con Carne
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Sautee a chopped onion and a chopped sweet pepper in olive oil. Add a pound of ground beef. When it's nicely browned, pour in a 16 oz. can of tomato sauce and a teaspoon of salt. Simmer a few minutes, then stir in a 16 oz. can of drained kidney beans and a heaping teaspoon (or more) of chili powder. That's all there is to it, but if you want to get fancy you can toss together a salad, bake up some cornbread with sharp cheddar ribboned through the batter and open a bottle of beer, preferably something light, like a Hefeweizen. Take two bowls and think about spring training.