beef and bean chili

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August. Louisiana. The heat is unbearable. You walk outside and it feels as if you were thrown INTO a pot of chili. Yet here I am actually cooking chili... lol. My daughter requested it and I just couldn’t say no.  Besides, it’s an easy chili and some nights I just need a break.

3 cups diced onions
1.5 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper
1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp cumin powder
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
3 tsp salt
2 14oz can petite diced tomatoes with juice
1 14oz can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
1 14oz black beans (drained and rinsed) 
1 14oz can chili beans (drained)
3 cups water  
1 can tomato paste

Brown ground beef
Add peppers and onions and sauté down until soft
Add seasonings
Add beans, tomatoes, paste and water
Allow to simmer