Hormel Beanless Chili

Hormel Beanless Chili
Now you can make it at home! Great on hotdogs or for loosemeat sammies. And if you want to add beans - you can.

1 lb ground beef
1 tablespoon bacon grease
6 cups cold water
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup flour
8 oz canned tomato sauce
4 tablespoons mild chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Fritos corn chips, crushed

Brown meat with bacon grease in 4-quart dutch oven. When browned, pour off excess grease except for 2 tablespoons. In a 2-quart mixing bowl, add water. Whisk in cornstarch until fully blended. Whisk in flour until fully blended. Whisk in tomato sauce until fully blended. Stir into the water mixture chili powder, paprika, dried onion, cumin, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Mix well. Add water mixture to meat in dutch oven. Stir in the crushed Fritos. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer 45 minutes. Stir well and scrape bottom of pot every 5 minutes to prevent burning. Serve as is or blend slightly with hand blender for a smoother chili. Serve over hot dogs, etc.