Chili con Carne

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1 Tbsp peanut/corn/vegetable oil 
1 1/2 C chopped onion (1 onion) 
1 C green or red pepper (1 pepper) 
1 1/4 lbs ground beef or turkey
1-2 Tbsp minced garlic
3 Tbsp chili powder* 
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp crumbled dried oregano
1 bay leaf 
1/2 tsp black pepper 
4 cups canned unsalted tomatoes*
   28 oz. can of diced tomatoes and 
   14 oz. can of halved tomatoes 
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 
1/4 tsp dried crushed hot pepper flakes (optional) 
Saltines*, bread, or other dipping accompaniments 

*For low salt variation, go light on the added salt, and use no salt added canned tomatoes and no salt chili powder

  • Heat oil in a deep skillet (or pot) and add the onion and green pepper.
  • Cook until the onion is wilted.
  • Add the meat. Stir and chop lumps.
  • Sprinkle garlic, chili powder, cumin, and oregano on top of the meat.
  • Stir to blend.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients. (bay leaf, black pepper, tomatoes, vinegar, and optional hot pepper flakes)
  • Bring to a boil and let simmer uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with saltine crackers.