Ingredients :

    • 2½ pounds lean ground beef
    • 1 cup water
    • ½ cup tomato sauce
    • 1/3 cup ketchup
    • ½ tablespoon salt
    • ½ tablespoon pepper
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • crushed red pepper flakes to taste

Directions :

   1. Crumble ground beef into a Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in water, and mash ground beef thoroughly with a potato masher. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, salt, pepper, sugar, and chili powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, 60 to 90 minutes, until the sauce reaches a medium consistency that is not too soupy.

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