This is my favorite chili recipe and I love how simple it is. It’s pretty fail proof and always turns out fantastic! I love chili in the fall!

2 to 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 medium onions, diced
3 28oz  cans kidney beans, drained
46 oz. (one large can) tomato juice
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1-2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 bay leaves
Cheddar cheese, Fritos, and sour cream, for serving
 In a large pot, brown the hamburger and onion. Drain grease. Add all remaining ingredients, including the canned beans, and stir to combine.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 2-4 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese, a handful of Fritos, and sour cream.

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