As the temperature starts to drop (didn't summer just start?), we don't feel like going out as much, usually because it means layering up, etc.
A good hearty meal for one of those nights you might feel like laying in your bed or sitting on the couch with a good movie or book, and a blanket or two wrapped around you, is chili con carne (translated as peppers with meat).
My chili is a tasty combination of ground beef, onions, cooked kidney beans (canned is fine, but I prefer to cook mine), onions, tomatoes (crushed or chopped), chili powder, and salt, pepper, herbs and garlic to taste.
Slow cooked on the stove for 1 to 1 1/2hours, chili is a one pot delight that tastes great topped with grated cheddar cheese, fresh chopped onions, crackers, or chopped green peppers like I do.
*I like mine thick, so I add a little or no water. Feel free to adjust to your taste.
*Ground turkey is a perfect substitute for the healthier eater.
*Want to kick things up a bit? Use a mixture of ground beef and sausage.