Three Bean Chili Con Carne

Serves 12
2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 ½ cups chopped onion
1 ½ cups chopped celery
1 tsp. chopped garlic
46 oz. can tomato juice
29 oz. canned diced tomatoes with chiles
29 oz. canned diced tomatoes
1 tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
15 ½ oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
19 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- toppings, your choice: sour cream, diced jalapeño peppers, sliced black olives, finely shredded Cheddar cheese, tortilla chips

In a large skillet, brown ground beef with onions, celery and garlic; drain. In a Dutch oven, combine ground beef mixture with remaining ingredients except beans. Simmer over low heat for 1 ½ hrs. Stir in beans just before serving; heat through. Serve with toppings, if desired.