This is one of the first meals I learned to cook, and there is a reason why I had mom teach me this first, I LOVE IT. This is definitely my comfort food. I don’t know where mom learned this but she made this once a week for as long as I can remember. I remember there were always the fixings for this in our cupboard and always in our shopping cart.
Of all the meals I learned to make this is the one that everybody says “yuk, chili over mashed potatoes” and after they try it they are hooked! I know several people who if could have one meal from me this would be it.
This IS NOT CHILI like you think of when you hear chili, it IS a gravy to top mashed potatoes with. If you think of it as a bowl of chili to have with cheese and onions you will be disappointed.