Prepare two regular size cans of tomato soup or one family size tin, with the required water, in a large pot.
Brown 1 lb. hamburger; drain fat. Add pepper. Saute one onion. Add meat and onion to soup. Add 3 tbsp. chili powder. Add 2 cans red kidney beans. Bring to a boil, then simmer 45 minutes until thickened. Cut recipe in half for family of four. This serves 8-10 people. Also nice to add sauteed mushrooms and can of corn. Serve with salad and crusty bread. Top chili with cheddar cheese or a dollop of sour cream. We also like it topped with cheddar cheese and served with nacho chips on the side, for dipping. May be frozen.