Beef and Bacon Chili

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Title: Beef and Bacon Chili
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Chili


1/2 lb Sliced bacon, chopped
1 lb Lean ground beef
1 1/2 c Coarsely chopped onion
28 oz Can, whole tomatoes,
Undrained, coarsely chopped
16 oz Can, pinto beans, undrained
1 c Picante sauce
1 tb Chili powder
2 ts Ground cumin
1 ts Salt

Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onion,
chopped cilantro. In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium-low heat,
stirring frequently, until crisp. Remove to paper towels with slotted
spoon. Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon of the drippings. In drippings,
brown ground beef with onion and green pepper; drain. Add reserved bacon
and remaining ingredients except optional toppings; mix well. Bring to a
boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Ladle into bowls, top as
desired, and serve with additional picante sauce.