Chili is a seasonal meal at our house that gets requested often. Not only is it hearty, but it’s relatively inexpensive, which makes it nice on the pocketbook while feeding a large family. Everyone has their own spin on chili; you can have a version with no beans such as Heather’s or even use turkey as Bevin does. My version cooks in your Crockpot, but the ground beef is browned prior to adding into the Crockpot. You may certainly cook this on the stove top too; many times I get out a big pot and let it cook away. I like chili with a tiny kick, so this one has a pinch of oomph, but you can certainly boost the heat by adding additional chili powder, cayenne or hot sauce. And last but not least, don’t forget the cornbread. There’s nothing like a big hunk of cornbread to go alongside your bowl of chili.