With the weather turned cold, my mind turns to one thing.
NOTE - this is one of the few times I will say lean, but I mean it. If its too high fat, you lose a lot of volume to the run off, and without corn starch to thicken it, its a little nasty with too much liquid fat floating about. Alternatively, drain the fat, but not in the sink. No one likes a clogged sink.
5-7 pounds lean ground beef
1 large cooking onion, diced
10-15 roasted green chilis (you may use 10-12 oz canned chili if you must)
1-1.5 pounds diced tomatoes
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 pound kidney beans (I skip these if I am trying to lower carbs)
3 tbsp cayenne pepper - i like it hot. try it with less if store-bought salsa's make an impact on your mouth.
1.5 tbsp dark chili powder
1.5 tbsp cumin
1 tsp black pepper
Cook meat in a large dutch oven. When mostly cooked through, drain fat if excessive. Add everything else, stir, and let simmer on low heat for several hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and jalepeno slices.