Do you recognize this guy from yesterday’s crazy Christmas card picture? He’s Grampa Stan, Nancy’s father in law. He just moved from Minnesota to Tennessee and he’s the cutest, nicest Grampa ever. He looks better than any 84 year old I’ve ever met and he’s sharp as a tack! I asked him what his secrets were for looking so young and he said cranberry juice and walking every day. I’m already walking, so I better get started on that cranberry juice!
This is Grampa’s Chili recipe and it’s one of his specialties. I cut it in half because you might not have a pot big enough to hold it all. They have big appetites in Minnesota to go along with those long winters.
In a large and deep sauce pan, saute hamburger, pepper, celery and onion until hamburger is browned. Drain off fat. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.