This is a recipe a friend of mine makes. It's pretty basic. Great flavor. She uses too much cayenne though. Lisa’s Chili 2 Onions 2 Green Peppers 4-6 cloves minced garlic 2 cans of Tomatoes 2 can of Kidney Beans 1-2 cans of Tomato Paste 2 lbs ground beef 2 bay leaves Chili powder Cayenne pepper Butter to sauté the pepper and onion in Sautee the pepper, onion, and garlic in butter Brown the ground beef Mix all the ingredients and simmer for a couple of hours The only thing on the list that I don't automatically increase when I double or triple the batch size is the tomato paste. If it seems runny, I add a can, if not, I stick with just one can. I add chili powder until I can see specks of it on the kidney beans, I don't measure the cayenne pepper either; just add it until it seems hot enough.