2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs ground beef (for the diet concious you can also use ground turkey)
1 large onion, chopped
1 fresh garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 (8 ounce) cans Ro-Tel tomatoes, undrained
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 (16 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, undrained
5 1/2 ounces tomato juice
Heat oil in a large pot. Brown together ground beef, onion and garlic; drain well.
Add all the spices along with the Ro-tel tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans and tomato juice. Mix well and bring to a boil.
Simmer 1/2 hour uncovered and 1-1/2 hours covered. (If too thick you can add additional tomato juice or water).