I love chili. LOVE. It’s easy to make a huge pot of it, easy to put it in individual portions in the freezer, easy to heat them up into a good, hearty meal. Plus, it just tastes so good.
I got a good recipe a few years ago from This Charming Candy. In fact, the paper I still use as my starting point is in her handwriting.
1-2 lbs ground beef (Her instructions just say “ground meat”, so if you prefer something else, go for it. I bet you could even use tofu cut into chunks if you wanted)
1 large chopped onion
Saute together over medium heat. Then add:
2T chili powder
0.5t black pepper
1-2 diced jalapeños
1t hot pepper flakes
Saute about a minute, until fragrant, then add
2T worchestershire sauce
2-28oz cans diced tomates (I prefer petit diced, myself)
1 can tomato soup (I’ll substitute tomato sauce sometimes)
45oz kidney beans
Simmer for ~30 minutes.
Like any soup, it’s always better the next day, after the flavors have had more time to meld together.