2 pounds ground beef
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
2 15 oz cans kidney beans
3 cups tomato juice
1/4 cup chili powder
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
1/2 cup flour, all-purpose, or more if needed
salt, to taste
Brown the ground beef in a large, heavy pot. Drain.
Add the chopped onions, garlic, kidney beans, tomato juice, chili
powder and cayenne pepper and heat to a simmer.
Add the flour (I use all-purpose but anything that will thicken
will do) and stir it in well.
Simmer for at least 30 minutes.