johnny cash’s old iron pot family style chili

Johnny Cash’s "Old Iron Pot" Family Style Chili

5 pounds sirloin steak
3 packages McCormick, Lawry’s, Schilling or
    any good chili seasoning mix
Mexene chili powder
Spice Island’s chili con carne seasoning
Cumin
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Thyme
Sage leaves
Chopped raw onions
Chopped chile peppers
3 or 4 cans red kidney beans
3 or 4 cans whole tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
Garlic and onion powder
Salt to taste

Chop steak and cook until medium with a little shortening. Add packages of seasoning mix and cook 5 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, spices, onions, sugar and chili powder or a cup con carne mix. Taste. If too hot for children or ladies, add 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes. Add tomato paste. If it gets too thick, add water. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.

Serve with soda crackers or oyster crackers.

Yields 36 servings.