Halloween is tomorrow night. It's going to be cold, and cold here in the Heartland tomorrow night. Chili is something that can be quick, easy, and yummy.
I start by browning a pound or two of cut up round steak with a medium onion chopped in a couple of tablespoons of bacon drippings. When it's been well browned, I add it to my crock pot and add 3 cans of dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed, One can of diced tomatoes with juice, one Jar of salsa, (that is going to be your heat) A jar of chili sauce, and if you like your chili wet, you can add spicy tomato juice. Simmer on low for 6 hours. I serve my chili on tortilla chips, topped with sour cream, cheese, and a side of corn bread. If I feel really lucky, I will make Cinnamon rolls too.
When growing up in Soda Springs, For school lunch every so often, the cooks would make chili from scratch or at least the way I make chili by opening cans and letting everything simmer for a few hours. It was always served with cinnamon rolls. My mom, being a school teacher, could put in an order for those rolls and when she brought them home at the end of day, they were very good with a glass of cold milk. For easy rolls, Just get the Rhodes Frozen cinnamon rolls that you just put in the oven and bake from their frozen state.