Family Tree Recipes



2 tablespoons oil


1 large onion diced
1 c Celery diced
1 green bell pepper diced
2 cups sliced mushrooms
(alternative to fresh mushrooms is canned whole mushrooms these would be added with the rest of the canned ingredients)


1 lb ground beef


2 tsp garlic powder
4 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cayene pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp italian spice blend

Canned ingredients

1 can brown beans
1 can red kidney beans
1 can white kidney beans
1 can tomato sauce
1 can crushed tomatos


In a large stock pot, heat the oil and start cooking the onions, celery and bell pepper on medium-high heat.
Add sliced mushrooms and continue cooking
Add ground beef and cook until it is all browned.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
Taste and adjust seasoning to your own preference

serve with bread or pasta

when serving you can also add cheese or sour cream.
- the longer it simmers the more the ingredients blend.
- for less heat you can switch out some of the chili powder with paprika