Sen. Barry Goldwater’s Expert Chili



1 pound coarsely ground beef

1 pound dried pinto beans

6 ounces tomato paste

2 cups chopped onions

3 tablespoons hot unspiced chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin





Soak beans in water , covered overnight. In a large Dutch oven, cook beef until browned, stirring to keep crumbly. Drain off drippings, if needed. Add tomato paste, onions and drained beans.

Mix chili powder, cumin and season to taste with salt. Stir into mixture. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until beans are tender, about 5 hours.