Steak and Shake 5 way Chili

2 pounds Lean Ground Chuck (coarsely ground)
1 1/2 cups onion (diced) - optional
1 teaspoon celery salt
4 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 cup Water
2 (16 ounce) cans light kidney beans (with liquid)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato paste

Please note the onions that are cooked in the chili are optional. You can leave them out. I personally love onions when cooked in the chili. Steak and Shake does not add onions to cooked chili. Chopped onions are served on top of the chili.

In a skillet on medium low heat saute ground beef and onions. When beef has been cooked, drain all grease and place in a medium large sauce pan. Add celery salt, tomato sauce, kidney beans, garlic powder, garlic salt, chili powder, pepper, water and salt, mix all ingredients.

On low heat place a lid on sauce pan and simmer for one hour, stirring frequently. After chili has been cooking for a hour add tomato paste and stir well. Place lid on pan and simmer an additional half hour.

1 pound Spaghetti (prepare as directed on package)

12 ounce Package Shredded Monterey/Colby Jack Cheese (we like a lot of cheese)

1 Medium Onion (diced)

Chili Sauce (Heinz)

Prepare spaghetti as directed and drain.

To assemble:

For individual serving :

In a shallow bowl or plate place:

Generous helping of spaghetti

3/4 cup Chili

2 tablespoon Chili Sauce

Chopped Onions (to taste)

1/2 cup Shredded Monterey Jack and Colby Cheese Mix

Top with additional onions to your taste. Any leftover chili can be placed on crisp tortilla chips for a light lunch or a great snack.

Chili sauce can be purchased at most grocery stores in the condiment area. It is sold in a glass bottle, and looks somewhat like the old glass Heinz Ketchup bottles.