My mom was famous for her chili. My cousin Cathy and I both had her teach us this recipe. As we have gotten older we have adjusted it to our way but this is as close to my mom’s version as I can remember.
1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, chopped small
2 cans V-8 juice
2 cans chili beans
2 cans diced stewed tomatoes
1 to 1-1/2 cups elbow macaroni (or spaghetti)
1 tsp A-1 steak sauce, or to taste
1 TBLS Mexene Chili Powder or to taste
Brown ground beef with the onion; drain. Combine in a large pot the V-8 juice, chili beans, tomatoes, A-1 steak sauce and chili powder, heat to boiling reduce to medium heat. In a seperate pot cook elbow macaroni to al-dente ; drain. Add ground beef and macaroni to chili pot when cooked. Stir occasionally; simmer for 1/2 to 1 hour.