This is a family favorite that always seems to bring long lost friends out of the wood work. Thoought I would post it after I saw the Chili video. Our Family Chili Ingredients: 2 ½ cups of water 3 pounds cubed beef or chili meat 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons bullion, Beef granules 1 teaspoon bullion, Chicken granules 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce 4 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 6 tablespoons chili powder 1 large split jalapeno chili pepper with seeds Briefly sear meat and then add jalapeno pepper tied in cheese cloth sack, paprika, onion powder, cayanne pepper, bouillon granules, tomato sauce and water to cover. Simmer, covered, for 1-1/2 hours or so. Add cumin, garlic powder, black pepper, and chili powder. Cook for another 30 minutes or until meat is tender. Remove cheese cloth sack with jalapeno pepper and serve. Side Item Beans, ( I have found pintos or black to be best) prepared and served on the side to be added after serving. Same with cheese, onions, or what have you.