Several years ago I came up with this recipe for Chili, and we like it a lot so I thought I'd share.
2 lbs ground beef, browned and drained of fat
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1/2 to 1 cup chopped celery
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 14-16 oz cans tomatoes, chopped, with liquid
8 oz can tomato sauce
3/4 cup beef broth
2 to 3 Tablespoons chili powder
1/2 to 1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 whole cloves
2 whole bay leaves
salt to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a crock pot. Cook several hours on low. Remove bay and cloves before serving.
Goes great with cornbread, or over Fritos, with cheese on top.