1 ½ Medium Onions, chopped coarse
2-3 Med Garlic Cloves, minced fine (or ½ tsp Powdered Garlic)
1 Tbls Vegetable Oil
2 lbs Ground Round
1 ½ tsp Ground Cumin
1 Tbls Chili Powder
1 Can Tomato Soup
1 Jar Benjamin Twiggs Cherry Salsa
1 Can Whole Peeled Tomates, chopped coarse (14.5 oz)
1 C Benjamin Twiggs Dried Cherries
1 Can Dark or Light Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
1 Can Canellini Beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak dried cherries in very hot water for 10 minutes to soften and plump.
Heat oil and sauté onions and garlic over medium heat, until soft and translucent.
Add ground beef and cook till no pink remains.
Add the next six ingredients, including the cherries, drained, and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
Add beans and stir gently, until well combined.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Let chili simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.