There is little you need:
2 onions, diced
500 g ground beef
1 garlic clove, sliced
3 bell peppers, diced
2 small cans of tomatoes, preferably diced
2 small cans red beans
salt, pepper, sugar, paprika, tabasco, cayenne pepper, chili
and some sour cream for decorative purposes
You can print this picture and use it as a shopping list:
Ok, dice the onions and fry them. I used chili oil for frying, which I thought would be wise. I cannot say if it made a difference for the taste, but it made me feel smart. 8 onions, diced, looks like this:
Add the beef and season with salt and pepper. And paprika and cayenne pepper. As you can see, I used several pans before mixing everything in the final pot. Wise idea if you work wok 2 kg of meat.
Add the tomatoes. If you make the chili for, let' say, 24 people, use a very large pot.
Add the bell pepper and cook for a few minutes. I fried 500 g beef at a time and added bell pepper to that before dumping it into the tomatoes. Worked well for me.
Add the beans and cook for another 10 minutes.
I offered sour cream as a topper, which was a really great idea for all those who did not
What can I say: no leftovers, so I think I can call this a successs! I will make it again soon, as it makes me feel so prepared for winter.
And Mrs. Novemberregen, did you know that most of the original chili con carne recipes do not use ground meat? So next time you are planning to basmatify your kitchen, you could try to use beef cut into squares, as for a goulash, and pretend it is an all new dish. Hooray for self-deception.