This is one of my mom's recipes that I always crave on cold days. It's easy to make and freezes really well, so go ahead and make a big pot so you can have leftovers later on.
2 1/2 lbs ground beef or turkey
44 oz canned kidney beans
2 large onions, diced
8 1/2 C chopped tomatoes (canned or fresh)
1 C diced bell peppers
4 cloves garlic, crushed and quartered
Salt and Pepper
1/4 C brown sugar
Brown the beef with the onions and garlic in a large pot. Add the remaining ingredients, except sugar, and simmer for about an hour, stirring frequently. Taste for seasoning, and add more spices if necessary. If too thin, add some tomato paste. I like to add a little sugar as well.
Serve with sharp cheddar cheese and cornbread.