A warm, hearty, homemade comfort meal filled with protein and fiber.
Dice the onion and mince the garlic. To make your life easier, go ahead and open ALL of the cans (and make sure NOT to drain them) and set them aside.
Add oil to a large pot or dutch oven and cook onion and until fragrant and translucent (2-3 minutes). Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
Add in the ground beef and mix in well. Cook until done. Add in the homemade chili seasoning and mix to combine.
Add in cans of beans and tomatoes - once again, make sure NOT to drain any of the liquid from the can - this is very important in making sure your chili doesn't turn out dry.
Cook on the stovetop on medium/low heat, covered, for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Make sure to stir it occasionally to make sure it doesn't stick!
Remember to taste and add more seasoning if needed.
Top with cornbread, sour cream, cheese, green onions, or just eat it plain! Whatever floats your boat - just make sure you serve it hot!
You can omit the beef if you're vegetarian. You can omit the beef and the dairy toppings if you're vegan.
Remember, if you do make your own to TASTE as you go and adjust seasoning as needed. I added much more chili powder and cayenne and even salt to make my extra spicy. Don't like spiciness? Be sure to omit the cayenne!
If you want cornbread, I recommend using Jiffy! It's quick and easy.