This one is another staple of my family from when I was growing up. Its evolved a number of times, depending on my Mom's ability to handle various kinds of beans. These days, we use Pinto beans in ours as it seems that the growers of the Red Kidney beans have succeeded in making the worlds most indigestible bean.
I've included some of the variations in this recipe along with the original ingredients. I don't know where my mom got the recipe, but I know its nothing like what it started out as
1-2lbs hamburger or substitute steak
1 yellow small onion
1 large can whole tomatoes 28oz
4 cans pinto beans--can sub-black beans-dark kidney or ???
3 cans tomato sauce 15 oz
1-2 tsp salt to taste
1/2-1 tsp pepper to taste
1/4-1/2 tsp Chili Powder to taste
Brown burger or steak. After browning add diced onion and brown till onions become transparent. Add can of whole tomatoes cut into smaller pieces (Two smaller cans of diced tomatoes can be substituted if you don't want to cut up whole tomatoes, I find flavor better with whole)
Add tomato sauce. Drain beans and add. Add spices to taste, then simmer about 20 minutes.
Best when served with my Old Fashioned Corn Bread