Spicy Italian Chili
Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef, 1/4 cup banana peppers, diced, 1 small Spanish sweet onion, diced, 1/2 tsp seasoned salt, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 jar Florentine Marinara, 1 jar Florentine Tomato Cream, 2 15 oz cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed, 1/4 cup chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tbsp hot pepper sauce, such as Franks Red Hot (optional, depending on desired spice level), dash white pepper (optional, depending on desired spice level), shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese, sour cream (optional)
1. In a skillet saute ground beef, banana peppers, onion, salts, and black pepper on high heat for 10 minutes or until beef is cooked through. Drain grease.
2. In a large crock pot combine the beef mixture and all remaining ingredients, except cheese and sour cream. Cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or low for 3 to 4 hours.
3. Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream if desired.