Ballpark Chili

It took me a long time to find "the one". But when I did, there was no going back 

Here's the recipe for what my mom and her friends call "Ballpark Chili":

1 1/4 pounds ground beef

2 onions

1/4 bell pepper

2 cloves garlic or 1 T garlic powder

1/2 cup cooking oil

1/2 cup flour

1 1/2 - 6 1/2 oz can tomato paste

1 - 8 oz can tomato sauce

1 - 10 3/4 can Ro-Tel tomatoes

1 - 10 oz can tomatoes, diced

1 T salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 T chili powder


Mix together oil and flour and brown in a large pot, stirring constantly. Brown ground beef in roux, add all onions, bell pepper, garlic and cook down. Add all tomatoes, and cook about 15-20 minutes. Add enough water to make it of chili consistency. Add salt, pepper, and chili powder to taste. Cook about 3 hours on low/simmer.