I added another can of kidney beans and another can of diced tomatoes some hot sauce. It tasted like tomatoes till I put more garlic and chili powder in it. I like it spicy so I added some red crushed peppers It tasted pretty good its simple easy to make.
This is not an entry into some chili cook off. I would review it entirely differently if it were. This is a tasty, cheap, fast and easy meal without a doubt. Like others have reviewed, it's definitely a base recipe. I doubled the recipe. It lacked a kick and in my opinion was just on the verge of being bland. I made the following change and it made a hit at the table. Replace the tomato sauce or at least half of it with a mexican tomato canned sauce called Salsa de Chile Fresco. Google it and read the ingredients and you will see why this makes a great replacement to boring tomato sauce. Salsa de Chile Fresco is a tomato sauce with the ingredients : fresh chiles, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and garlic. This gives it just enough kick and flavor to get the taste buds working without killing your guests or your kids. Of course if you already have these ingredients, just add them to your sauce, but sticking to the theme of EASY is the goal here. It's about 20 cents more a can and available at most grocery stores. I also used 3 cans of kidney beans as 2 cans was not enough to offset 2lbs of ground beef. Don't forget I doubled the recipe. Serve with tortilla chips. Objective met! ----------- Update: If you have any cooked pinto beans, I put 3 big spoonfulls to bulk up the recipe and it was a nice add-on. This recipe is even better the following day after all the tomatos and spices penetrate the meat and beans.
Delicious! only thing i changed was adding more chili powder to make it spicey