Ok this is my take on it. Look below for actual recipe.
3-4 lbs Lean ground beef (more if you want meaty)
2 lbs Portuguese sausages
1 large Onion, chopped
2-4 large cloves garlic crushed and minced fine
2 C Celery, chopped
2 C Bell pepper, chopped
2 large can Kidney beans
2 large can tomato sauce
1-2 Tbsp tomato ketchup or paste
2-4 Tbsp Red wine
2 Bay leaves, ripped in quarters
1 tsp Chili powder (check the heat. More if you want it spicy)
1 Tbsp Chicken boullion powder or substitute with 1 can no salt canned chicken broth
1 tsp MSG (monsodium glutamate) optional but I don't use it.
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Oregano powder
1 Tbsp Paprika powder
1 Tbsp Cumin powder
1 Tbsp Ginger powder or fresh ginger root minced
Dash Worcestershire sauce to taste
Black pepper to taste
Hawaiian rock salt to taste. Go easy with this. :)
Purified water as needed
Shredded cheese (pepperjack/cheddar blend)
Sliced green onions
Brown ground beef, drain oil and set aside. Saute sausage, add onions, garlic and veggies, spices, and other ingredients. Simmer for a few minutes. Add water if needed if it gets dry. Add ground beef back to the pot, stir and simmer for about 30-45mins till meat and beans are tender. Don't overcook the beans. You can go vegetarian by omitting the meat.
Secret Ingredient:Just before serving, stir in 1-2 Tbsp Best Foods Mayonaise to soften and bring down the heat and tartness of the tomato sauce and chili powder. More to taste.
Yields 6-8 servings or 1 big Hawaiian.
Serve with rice and mac salad. Onolicious let's kaukau!! :D
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