Does anyone have a favorite chili recipe they care to share? I have one thats good for beginners or people who only like a lttle kick. You can add more heat if you like.I also am trying to find ones without beans(we're on Atkins DH has lost 150lbs ina year!!!) Thanks. Chili 2 lbs ground beef; browned & drain fat 1 28 oz can crushed tomatos 2 6 oz cans tomato paste 1/4 cup water 2 15 oz cans red kidney beans 1/2 cup chopped onions 4 or more cloves of garlic; minced 1 teaspn sugar 1 teaspn salt 1 tablespn chili powder (add more for more heat) Saute onions & garlic in small amount of oil. In heavy pot add all ingredients. Stir and simmer over low heat at least one hour. The longer it simmers the thicker it gets. Because its not very spicy everyone enjoys it. For large family gatherings (communions, 4th of july etc) we make a huge pot and grill a ton of hot dogs for chili dogs the kids go crazy for them. We also put out bowls of shredded cheese, chopped onion, jalapenos, and sour cream for those that just want a bowl of chili. Enjoy.