there was a time in my life when my main diet consisted of chicken wings, potato salad and homemade chilli. I was making this shit on a weekly basis. each pot was an experiment. I figured out that you could throw just about anything in chilli and it would still come out badass. so tonite i stopped by the pick-n-save on the way home and picked up a few things.
doooshbag made 9lbs of spectacular itallian beef that's been in the fridge for a while, so i figured it couldn't hurt to throw a half pounds worth in. add 1 pound ground beef, browned and a half pound cooked Applewood doublesmoked (double good!) bacon.
1 whole onion chopped, 1 whole red pepper chopped, 2 cubanelle peppers chopped.
i like my chilli hot, so i chopped about a half dozen jalepenos in there. 2 cans kidney beans. 1 14oz can chopped tomatoes, 2 8oz cans tomato sauce.
I'll be the first to admit, I'm a cheater when i make my chilli. i buy two packs of the McCormick chilli mix as kind of a base and expand from there. i know i know... but its a great way to start and you can add whatever you want from there.