1 lb. hamburger
1/2 onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 {6oz} can tomato paste
3 c. water
2 t. chili powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. cumin
1/4 t. pepper
2 T. brown sugar
2 cans western style chili beans

Brown hamburger with onion and garlic. Add tomato paste and 1 c. water, stir until tomato paste has been incorporated. Add remaining water and all other ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Serve with saltine crackers and/or grated cheese.