Excellent Mexican Chili


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)


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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