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Hormel Beanless Chili Copycat



Brown the meat with bacon grease in 4-qt dutch oven.
When browned, pour off excess grease except for 2 Tablespoons.
In a 2-qt 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 corn chips.
Bring to a boil 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, hamburgers, polenta, etc.