Excellent Mexican Chili

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef
15 1/2 oz can chili beans, hot and spicy
15 1/2 oz can chili beans, hot
28 oz tomatoes, cut up
6 oz tomato paste
1 1/2 cups celery, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
4 oz chili peppers, drained seeded and chopped
2 tbs sugar
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
1 tsp marjoram, dried -- crushed
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 dash pepper
4 oz mushrooms (optional)

Directions:

In crockpot combine beans, undrained tomatoes, celery, onion, tomato paste, green pepper, green chilies, mushrooms, sugar, bay leaf, salt, marjoram, garlic powder and pepper. In skillet brown ground beef; drain and stir into tomato mixture. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Skim off excess fat. Remove bay leaf; stir before serving.

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