A Minnesota Grampa’s Grub

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.

Grampa’s  Chili
2 pounds hamburger (Grampa uses ground chuck)
1/2 green pepper or red pepper , chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 16 ounce cans chili beans
3 16 ounce  cans chili hot beans
1 28 ounce cans diced tomatoes
1 28 ounce cans tomato sauce
1 package sloppy Joe mix
1 12 ounce V8 juice
chili powder to taste
1 package onion soup mix

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.

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2 responses to “A Minnesota Grampa’s Grub

  1. Sounds like a chili that’ll stick to your bones in that Minnesota winter!

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