Start by sauteeing a couple coarsely chopped onions in a couple tbsp oil for about 10 minutes over medium-low heat - until they begin to soften. Next, add 3 cans of your favorite chili beans.
I use Bush's or Lucks- whatever is on sale and I use the mild chili sauce. You can mix it up and use one or two cans of the hot; your chili will be hotter!
Stir these around and let them begin to cook just a bit.
Now, I stir in some chili powder
Maybe a tbsp or two.....
Then stir in a couple cans of diced tomatoes. On sale or store brands work well. I used Red Gold here. It was on sale at the Cee Bee.... Next, a lil more chili powder.... I tasted.
Now, while you bring this to a simmer, brown about a pound of ground beef, chuck or turkey
You want all the pink gone. Drain and add it in......
Give it a stir. All the elements of your chili are basically done now. You can taste and add salt, pepper, more chili powder if you desire, remember- you can't subtract so add just a little at a time! Now, cover and turn it on low and let it simmer - give it a stir occasionally. It will be ready to eat in about an hour! Enjoy!