This is my Father-in-Law's recipe from the 1950's. Ground beef, sweet onions, hot chili beans, Stewed Tomatoes (undrained)**, V-8 Juice and chili powder. Done on the top of the stove in a 3 quart sauce pan. Complete in 30 minutes. A fast dinner to prepare after a long work day, but if you let it stew a little longer you get a better flavor. ** If you use Stewed Tomatoes there really is no need for extra green peppers.
I have always used V-8 in my Homemade Chili...and I never use any tomatoes. The recipe is very old it comes from my Dad's side of the family. I will try this soon...and will add chili powder.
Truly amazingly easy & tasty! Next time I'll add a 3rd can of chili beans to make it even thicker, and 1/2 tablespoon chili powder because we like a little more heat.