3 pounds of chuck
brown in an iron kettle
choppe two or three medium- sized onions an one bell pepper and add tothe browned meat
crush or mince one or two cloves of garlic and throw into the pot
add about half a teaspoon of oreganoand a quarter teaspoon of cumin seed.
Add two sall cans tomato paste
add about a quart of water
salt liberally and grind in some black pepper and two or three tablespoons chili powder.
simmer for an hour and a half or longer, then add your beans. Pinto beans are best, canned kidney beans will do.
Simmer another half hour.
Let it set for several hours.
Later you may head it up.