An interesting blend of herbs and spices creates this classic chili.

Chili Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
2 medium (1 cup) onions, chopped
1 small (1/2 cup) green bell pepper, chopped
1 rib (1/2 cup) celery, chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, undrained
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Garnish Ingredients:
Cheddar Cheese, sliced, cut diagonally

1. Cook ground beef, onions, green pepper, celery and garlic in 5-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned (10 to 12 minutes). Drain off fat.
2. Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a full boil (5 to 8 minutes). Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until flavors are blended (30 to 40 minutes). Top each serving with cheese triangles.

Makes 6 (1 1/3-cup) servings

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